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Disastrous XIII Remake Will be Overhauled

XIII Remake will undergo a major transformation. The game will receive an update that will deeply rebuild it and ultimately turn it into the product it should have been from the beginning.

  • On September 13, the remake of XIII will get a major update.
  • It deeply rebuilds the failed game by overhauling entire segments of the game.
  • Tower Five, studio which replaced PlayMagic, is responsible for its creation.

The statement that the remake of the iconic shooter XIII was a flop would be an understatement. The game presented such a low level that it turned out to be one of the worst-rated productions of 2020.

However, the game's publisher, Microids, intends to salvage the it. In September it will receive a major update, which is to be the answer to the problems plaguing XIII.

Remake rebuilt from scratch

Creating a remake of XIII was the responsibility of PlayMagic. However, this team did not do a good job, so Microids handed over the project to the French team at Tower Five, which was to take care of patching the game.

The studio worked on the title for over a year and on September 13 we will finally be able to see the results. We know that the developers had to make so many improvements to the game that we are talking about rebuilding it from scratch.

Disastrous XIII Remake Will be Overhauled - picture #1
Source: Microids | Steam

Below you will find a list of the most important changes that the upcoming update will bring to the game. As you can see, these are whole segments, not single bugs.

  1. The visuals were refined, taking into account the distinct style of the original.
  2. The artificial intelligence of enemies was improved.
  3. Redesigned interface.
  4. Soundtrack has been refreshed.
  5. Support for 60 FPS on Xbox Series S/X and PS5 has been introduced.
  6. Multiplayer mode (from 2 to 13 players) has been implemented.

Of course, we can also expect fixes for many bugs that were present in XIII. However, the developers did not share the list of smaller details and instead focused on the big changes mentioned above.

Microids CEO Stéphane Longeard also commented on the upcoming update in a statement to DSOG.

“We are fully aware and terribly sorry that the initial launch of XIII Remake on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game did not reach players’ expected quality standards. A bit more than a year ago we took the decision to hire the studio Tower Five to finish the development of the game. Tower Five worked with us in the past, notably on the great port of Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders on Nintendo Switch. We really wanted to take the time to fix the game and offer owners of XIII Remake a free update paying the best possible tribute to the original game we all love. The Nintendo Switch version of the game will of course benefit from all the work done to improve the game as well as the multiplayer mode, which will mark the end of the game’s development. We can’t wait for players to put their hands on this improved version of the game and (re)discover the classic adventures of Agent XIII, as soon as it’s released after the Summer.”

Hopefully this time, fans of the original will indeed get a product that meets their requirements. The remake will also hit Nintendo Switch in September.

  1. XIII - official website

Przemyslaw Dygas

Przemyslaw Dygas

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