In November 2020 we saw the launch of the thirteenth remake from Microids, which had been developed by PlayMagic and had an extremely negative reception. However, this week Microids announced that they hired the French studio Tower Five to release an update that fixes the game, redoing much of the Remake.
The XIII Remake is receiving a remake, as Microids announced that the French studio Tower Five has been in a free update for more than a year, with which they plan to achieve the quality standards expected from the remake. The free update will arrive on September 13th to all versions of XIII.
The owners [de XIII] they will receive a free update to enjoy the game as it was intended. The development studio remade the entire game from art direction to AI and added numerous technical improvements.”
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XIII’s free update is coming in September to the Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game, but it was also announced that the game is coming to Nintendo Switch and receiving a next-gen update, taking advantage of the Xbox One’s capabilities. Series X|S and PlayStation 5.
XIII Remake Remake features a new art style that more closely resembles the original installment, improved AI, better user interface, improved sound design, and online multiplayer for up to 13 people. In addition, Microids confirmed that the Nintendo Switch version of XIII will run at 30 fps, while the PS5 and Xbox Series X | S will run at 60 frames per second.
Through a statement, Microids CEO Stephane Longeard said that they regretted the initial release of XIII Remake and wanted to take their time to fix the game, as they want owners to be able to enjoy the definitive version of XIII. It was for this that the company hired Tower Five, as they had worked with them on the port of Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders for Nintendo Switch.