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Grim Fandango Remaster Confirmed for PC, Alongside PS4/PSV

Category: Gaming
Posted: July 9, 2014 03:28PM
Author: ClayMeow


One of the biggest surprises of E3 2014 came during Sony's Press Conference, when it was unveiled that Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions is developing a remastered version of Grim Fandango for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. While the original Grim Fandango wasn't the commercial success LucasArts was hoping for back in 1998, it is one of the most highly acclaimed adventure games of all-time, and has somewhat of a cult following. With Disney shutting down the LucasArts development studio last year and liquidating old IPs, Schafer, who worked on the original game, took the opportunity to purchase the rights with help from Sony. With Sony helping out, don't expect to find the game making its way onto Microsoft and Nintendo consoles, but thankfully the PC is another story:

 

The news of a PC version isn't exactly surprising considering the original game was a PC exclusive, but it's nice to finally have official, concrete confirmation. No release date has been provided, though it does sound like it will be a simultaneous release for all platforms.

Source: Twitter via IGN



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ET3D on July 10, 2014 01:23AM
I'm excited! I hope that the remastering helps make this more PC friendly than the original (i.e., point and click rather than 'navigate with keys'), though given the console focus, I'm not all that hopeful.
ClayMeow on July 10, 2014 07:49AM
I doubt the controls will be altered, but you never know. If they decide to add (optional) touch controls to the Vita version, since that is similar to a mouse, it's possible they'd bring over an alternate control scheme like that, but right now they've really said nothing about what the remaster actually entails.

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