One thing that this generation of consoles will be known for is the introduction of the remaster. Taking older games and instead of making a sequel, remodelling the original title, giving it improved visuals and UI/controls has become commonplace. Nearly all gamers have now played a remaster. Most of us have a few in our game library. We even have a list of games we’d like to to see remastered. Well, today we have news about a game from this generation that has been “remastered”.
Verdun, the first-person shooter set in the trenches of World War One launched for Xbox One in March of 2017. It was met with a pretty harsh critical reaction. The game currently has a Metacritic rating of 46. Obviously, the teams at M2H and Blackhill Games were not happy with this and instead of moving on to something else they have continued to develop the game for PC. Verdun appears to have found its groove and the game has been successful enough on PC to gain an expansion, taking the fight to the Eastern Front with Tannenberg.
It would have been easy for the developers to just forget about the console version of Verdun and either just stay on PC or release Tannenberg as a new property. Well, that’s not what M2H and Blackhill Games have done. Instead, they have decided to “remaster” Verdun on consoles. What this basically means is that they are releasing a huge patch that includes all the fixes they learned on PC as well as bringing over some of the new content.
This update brings a new UI (user interface). There are new character models. Two new squads have been added to the mix with Senegalese Tirailleurs and the ANZACS. These new squads also bring new weapons like the machete and Webley-Fosbery automatic revolver. The developers have also done a lot of work on the sound design. Going as far as re-recording original WWI weapons to make it as authentic as possible. AI allies and enemies have been added to help fill servers and even allowing you to play offline.
If you want to know more about this update and see some of the new features in action, you can check out the trailer below –
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