Many have called for an end to the HD remasters and re-releases of PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. While some of these remakes get passes because of how good they are, many other games aren’t as fortunate. Look, people want to play new games on their newer, more powerful systems.
Bethesda and Arkane Studios, however, hope that fans will want to return to the familiar world of Dishonored. About a month or so ago, Dishonored: Definitive Edition was prematurely revealed; during its E3 2015 conference, Bethesda took the stage and officially announced that the updated version – complete with all of the 2012 original’s DLC – is on its way.
Dishonored: Definitive Edition will come with the Dunwall City Trials challenge maps, as well as the The Knife of Dunwall and The Brigmore Witches add-ons, in which players control the assassin Daud in a story that runs parallel to the original game.
During the conference, Arkane noted that this upcoming re-release has been enhanced for new consoles. We assume that means it will look (and run) better than ever – although, to be fair, it ran just fine before.
It will be interesting to see how well people take a current-gen edition of Dishonored. A couple of months ago. the game was free for PlayStation Plus members; perhaps, by the time the remaster launches on the Xbox One and PS4, people will feel that enough time has passed. Dishonored itself is great, supporting both stealthy and combat-heavy gameplay, and a re-release could serve as the perfect excuse to jump back into Dishonored’s interesting world for a completely different playthrough.
Dishonored: Definitive Edition will release on the Xbox One and PS4 this August. A price has yet to be revealed, but it probably won’t be above $39.99.
Are you upset about yet another port of an older game, or does Dishonored get a pass? How many of you liked the original game?