You can sign up to get a daily email of our articles, see the Mailing List page.
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. See more here.

Nightdive Studios announce Turok 3 and Star Wars: Dark Forces remasters

By - | Views: 27,225

Seems we have even more remasters on the way from Nightdive Studios, as they've now announced both Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion Remastered and Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster.

For Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion Remastered, this is the first game that will be remastered using the very latest version of the proprietary KEX engine, which Nightdive say "utilizes an improved renderer to achieve a higher tier of visual fidelity across 3D models, textures, and graphical effects".

Here's the trailer for Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion Remastered

YouTube Thumbnail
YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Accept Cookies & Show   Direct Link

Features:

  • A remastered version of the 2000 classic, available for the first time since its Nintendo 64 release
  • Up to 4K 120FPS performance
  • Advanced rendering features, including anti-aliasing, bloom, ambient occlusion, dynamic shadows, and motion blur
  • Remastered environment art, character models, and updated weapon models
  • Optional Motion/Gyro controls for Nintendo Switch console and Gamepad rumble
  • Brand new Achievements

Next up is Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster which we have less details on. Nightdive are working in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games and it will be just like the other remasters with the proprietary KEX engine. Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster supports up to 4K at 120FPS and features advanced 3D rendering, modern gamepad support, trophies and achievements, and more! Trailer below:

YouTube Thumbnail
YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Accept Cookies & Show   Direct Link

No release date for either was mentioned.

Of course we won't know what the Linux and Steam Deck compatibility is going to be like until later. However, I will aim to keep you posted. However, KEX engine remasters generally work just fine in Proton just like the recent Quake II Remastered.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
13 Likes
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly. Find me on Mastodon.
See more from me
16 comments
Page: 1/2»
  Go to:

FrankHorrigan Aug 23, 2023
The creator of The Force Engine seems to have collaborated on the Dark Forces remake to some extent. He put up an FAQ to clarify questions here: FAQ
TheSHEEEP Aug 23, 2023
View PC info
  • Supporter Plus
I really enjoyed the two Turok remasters so far, so looking forward to this one.
sub Aug 23, 2023
Quoting: FrankHorriganThe creator of The Force Engine seems to have collaborated on the Dark Forces remake to some extent. He put up an FAQ to clarify questions here: FAQ

A bit sad he didn't get any money for his consulting service.
Though, he doesn't complain and sees other benefits.

But still.
Klaas Aug 23, 2023
Quoting: subThough, he doesn't complain and sees other benefits.
Yes. It's baffling. I've worked for them for free and got one hint about a bug. I'm so happy
pb Aug 23, 2023
Quoting: Klaas
Quoting: subThough, he doesn't complain and sees other benefits.
Yes. It's baffling. I've worked for them for free and got one hint about a bug. I'm so happy

Maybe it doesn't end here, maybe he'll also get a copy of the game!
Linux_Rocks Aug 23, 2023
Cool, hopefully we'll get Dark Forces II down the road as well. Remasters of both Star Trek: Elite Force I & II would also be awesome.
Arehandoro Aug 23, 2023
I'd prefer to see Dark Forces with a new 3D Engine, but the remaster looks cool as well.


Last edited by Arehandoro on 23 August 2023 at 12:43 pm UTC
Talon1024 Aug 23, 2023
I was a bit miffed about the Nightdive remasters of Quake and Quake 2 because they gave nothing back to the Open Source Quake/Quake 2 engine projects. Thankfully, this doesn't seem to be the case for their Dark Forces remaster:

QuoteNight Dive will also be helping me to support the new content they are creating in TFE - though you will be required to purchase the new version of Dark Forces in order to use that content.
redman Aug 23, 2023
Quoting: Klaas
Quoting: subThough, he doesn't complain and sees other benefits.
Yes. It's baffling. I've worked for them for free and got one hint about a bug. I'm so happy

Is not about the free work, not about the money, he was doing the work anyhow, is about his passion about doing it and how now he can contribute to something more about the game. That is the thing that he is gaining.
Luke_Nukem Aug 23, 2023
Quoting: Talon1024I was a bit miffed about the Nightdive remasters of Quake and Quake 2 because they gave nothing back to the Open Source Quake/Quake 2 engine projects. Thankfully, this doesn't seem to be the case for their Dark Forces remaster:

QuoteNight Dive will also be helping me to support the new content they are creating in TFE - though you will be required to purchase the new version of Dark Forces in order to use that content.

That's not true. They pushed to put all the new Quake 2 game sources under GPL to ensure that other engines can use it, and wrote extensive docs.
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Reward Tiers: Patreon. Plain Donations: PayPal.

This ensures all of our main content remains totally free for everyone! Patreon supporters can also remove all adverts and sponsors! Supporting us helps bring good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
Login / Register


Or login with...
Sign in with Steam Sign in with Google
Social logins require cookies to stay logged in.