The recently revealed PC version of The Chaos Engine may make its way to consoles. Producer Neil McKenna spoke to Digital Spy at Rezzed and said “We’re looking very closely at working with consoles, but nothing is signed at the moment.”
The new version of the game is not a HD remix or a remake but based on the original Amiga source code which is run in an emulator.
The graphics have had a little “gloss” added to them, the checkpoint system has been adjusted and characters can move in sixteen directions rather than eight, but apart from those tweaks the game is exactly the same as the original 1993 title.
“We haven’t added any new playable characters, any weapons, messed around with the balancing, any of that,” explained McKenna. “It’s our intuition that people just want to play The Chaos Engine, they didn’t want to play some crass HD remake which we’ve all seen.”
“We’ve seen dozens of terrible remakes of classic games. When we sat down and looked at it, it didn’t even need that. The gameplay, even though it is old-fashioned, it just works really well. You just need to add anything in.”
No release date has been given but you can pre-order the PC version here.
Source: Digital Spy.