ATARI ANNOUNCES BLOOD REMASTERED!

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ATARI ANNOUNCES BLOOD REMASTERED!

Post by I Live...AGAIN » Sat Dec 08, 2018 03:08 am

From ggmania news website!
https://www.ggmania.com/?smsid=blood-re ... AsoOuJ7mUk

"Atari has announced that Nightdive Studios will revamp the classic Atari-owned adventure-horror PC title Blood. Originally developed by Monolith Productions and released in 1997, Blood remains a fan-favorite and will receive enhancements to improve the action-packed, horrifying game experience. The team working on the game at Nightdive Studios includes lead engine developer Samuel “Kaiser” Villarreal, whose previous work includes The Original Strife, Turok, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil and, most recently, Forsaken Remastered. Additionally, developers Edward Richardson, James Haley, and producer Daniel Grayshon will be working on the project. "

Also a couple of links!
https://www.polygon.com/2018/12/7/18129 ... dive-atari

https://www.pcinvasion.com/1997s-blood- ... e-studios/

https://www.pcgamer.com/1997-horror-sho ... ming-back/
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Post by Gila » Sat Dec 08, 2018 07:55 am

Interesting
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Post by N0t_mINe » Sat Dec 08, 2018 06:54 pm

So it's basically Blood on a wider screen with networking. 😎

I hope they don't cut out the reverb on the audio.
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Post by I Live...AGAIN » Sat Dec 08, 2018 08:52 pm

Well I'm guessing that because Atari is involved that the source code is available for Nightdive?
If that is the case I'm hopeful this wont be something half-assed.

I'm all for someone trying to remaster the old game.
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Post by N0t_mINe » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:24 pm

My no nothing speculation would be to look at Kaiser's involvement, as it was his kex engine wrapper that provuded a work around for Doom64's proprietary situation. Blood's legendary source code issue could be dodged with a similar setup.
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Post by VGames » Mon Dec 10, 2018 06:34 pm

Holy crap. This is gonna be awesome. Kaiser has done great with both Turok, Forsaken, and now this. I may have to make my own overhaul mod for this.

This is it guys. I can see Blood getting a well deserved sequel if this goes well.
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Post by Tchernobog » Wed Dec 12, 2018 09:26 pm

I have decidedly mixed feelings about Nightdive. While it is obviously great that they are a Linux and DRM free friendly developer, I find the performance overhead on The Original Strife: Veteran Edition to be completely unreasonable for a remaster of a game from 1996, with it not even running on my brother's laptop and making my GPU fan sound like a jet engine taking off. They have also dragged their feet or simply muddied the waters on a number of things in the past. I have yet to try either Turok of Forsaken though, and them having Ryan "icculus" Gordon on board now does give me a bit more confidence.

The way they have handled PowerSlave EX also makes me a bit worried about M210 and the future of BloodGDX. :phantasm:
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Post by VGames » Wed Dec 12, 2018 09:58 pm

I think it's in the best hands available right now. I wouldn't trust anybody else with it when it comes to bringing back an old classic game with updated support for modern hardware. They did very well with their last releases so I think they've got it figured out more so now then ever before. Let's just hope and pray it does well and people start paying attention to Caleb again.
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Post by Tchernobog » Sun Dec 16, 2018 04:30 am

User:Gideon has been trawling news articles and Twitter feeds and has collated some more information on it:
http://www.blood-wiki.org/index.php/Fut ... _Announced

No original source code is used, and Atari only holds limited distribution rights to the game apparently.
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Post by Manhs » Mon Dec 17, 2018 01:27 am

Yeah, i liked a lot the ports of Turok 1 & 2 remastered by NDS, same with Strife, new options for graphics are very cool and you can still go back on original options.
LIke i said in the bloodlines forum, it's a door opened, opportunity to show how Blood is good.
Maybe nothing will happen later, maybe i dream too much but well, who knows what can happen.

At least, even if there is nothing more after a port, i suppose an official port can bring new fans in the community for a time again. also for some people: not java based and not legal like BloodGDX, i like a lot this port, m210 is a nice guy and it helped the community to stay alive but i feel like we need everything who can help at this point :(
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Post by VGames » Mon Dec 17, 2018 03:01 pm

Manhs wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 01:27 am
Yeah, i liked a lot the ports of Turok 1 & 2 remastered by NDS, same with Strife, new options for graphics are very cool and you can still go back on original options.
LIke i said in the bloodlines forum, it's a door opened, opportunity to show how Blood is good.
Maybe nothing will happen later, maybe i dream too much but well, who knows what can happen.

At least, even if there is nothing more after a port, i suppose an official port can bring new fans in the community for a time again. also for some people: not java based and not legal like BloodGDX, i like a lot this port, m210 is a nice guy and it helped the community to stay alive but i feel like we need everything who can help at this point :(
I agree 100%. We need all the help we can get. And I think ND is perfect to make this port. Plus I love the engine they use to make these games happen. Easy to mod.
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