• @Dasnap@lemmy.worldOP
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    6 months ago

    Probably COVID, so I’d add 2 years to each of these dates for possible releases if a project hasn’t been cancelled.

    I’d love an Oblivion remaster next year. Although I have a sneaking suspicion the Skyblivion project might end up being the more polished experience.

    • Annoyed_🦀 🏅A
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      166 months ago

      From looking at skyrim remaster, oblivion/fo3 just gonna be texture update and some lighting/shader change, that’s it.

      • @XTornado@lemmy.ml
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        45 months ago

        Well I would expect some patches at least for fallout 3 as that was more broken with current PCs but who knows.

      • @Fades@lemmy.world
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        25 months ago

        And the textures won’t even be that much better, current mods will outperform visually no question. Just a fucking cashgrab

        • Annoyed_🦀 🏅A
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          35 months ago

          100% sure they will use uncompressed og texture.

          99.999999% they gonna get external dev to remaster it so the art direction will be incoherent and jarring, 0.000001% they get modder that does all the cool texture/shader mod onto the team.

      • Cethin
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        15 months ago

        It could be. It doesn’t say what studio is working on it. If it’s BSG then yeah. If it’s contracted out to another studio then I wouldn’t be surprised to see a version with the newer rendering tech and things like that.

    • Cethin
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      25 months ago

      I think it’s part Covid but also part that they just underestimated how much time they needed. Clearly it still could have baked a little longer. It feels like it was only fully playable at the very end because so much QoL stuff needs to be added, in my opinion. I think it would have been smart to at least have the mod tools ready at launch, or at least weeks later. It looks like it’s going to be months for those though.

    • MxM111
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      06 months ago

      Why would Covid delay game by that much after Covid?

      • @Potatos_are_not_friends@lemmy.world
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        65 months ago

        Most companies froze during the start of COVID. During the first few months, we didn’t know if COVID was spread through air or by blinking. Companies scrambled for WFH, trying to keep workers alive while other companies scrambled to create 6-ft distances. People died. Less people went out to buy things.

        This went on for a full year at minimum.

        • MxM111
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          15 months ago

          You would think that software companies could switch really easy.

          • @Viking_Hippie@lemmy.world
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            35 months ago

            You would think so, but for an industry where almost all of the work is location-agnostic, they sure love forcing people to work in offices and cubicles.