Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster in February

The Steam Listing for Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster still does not show a release date for this updated version of the first-person shooter released a long time ago in a galaxy, far, far away (aka 1995). But according to GameSpot this is now set to launch on February 28, 2024, exactly 29 years after the release of the original. That still leaves time to build some hype, so in the meantime here's the official description:
Star Wars™: Dark Forces Remaster has been brought to life by the team at Nightdive Studios, fully remastered through its proprietary KEX engine, allowing the game to run on modern gaming devices at up to 4K resolution at 120FPS. New and returning players will enjoy Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster’s upgraded gameplay, high-resolution textures, enhanced lighting and rendering, and support for gamepads.

The original 1995 Star Wars: Dark Forces raised the bar for FPS games, offering players a significant degree of movement and interactivity, a large selection of items and power-ups, and engaging environments.
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Oct 25, 2023, 18:39
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We had Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight
Then Dark Forces 3: Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast
Then Dark Forces 4: Jedi Knight 3: Jedi Outcast 2: Jedi Academy

So now it's time for Dark Forces 5: Jedi Knight 4: Jedi Outcast 3: Jedi Academy 2: Jedi Harder
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Oct 25, 2023, 06:46
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Re: Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster in February Oct 25, 2023, 06:46
Oct 25, 2023, 06:46
 
I loved Dark Forces 1 and 2, Jedi Academy, etc. all those games back in the day.... but do we have to do another fucking remake/remaster?

Just make a NEW game, I don't know, maybe call it Dark Forces 3?
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Oct 25, 2023, 03:11
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Oct 25, 2023, 03:11
 
Loved this game as a kid. Probably my favorite Doom clone.
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Oct 24, 2023, 21:57
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Re: Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster in February Oct 24, 2023, 21:57
Oct 24, 2023, 21:57
 
Nightdive will have to add something special. The enhanced cutscenes are nice. I'm hoping for ingame additions like dynamic colored lighting from lasers and such, smoother animations, voxel models. Maybe rtx like DooM.
So far the media of gameplay looked on par with theforceengine. That is available now and in great shape. With quicksaves, mouse support, FoV, mod support and, eventually, Outlaws support.

Jedi Knight Dark Forces2/Mysteries of the Sith has seen plenty of love from modders.
The best place to start is OpenJKDF2 combined with jkgfxmod. Then head to Moddb for texture upscale if you're so inclined.

And then there was that lovely Jedi Knight remastered couple of levels.
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Oct 24, 2023, 20:31
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Acleacius wrote on Oct 24, 2023, 20:12:
Prez wrote on Oct 24, 2023, 12:52:
I know modern day graphics kids are going to think that looks ass, but I personally think it looks great.
Wait, WB is using Assless Chaps for Empire Uniforms?
Mmm hot!
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Oct 24, 2023, 20:12
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Prez wrote on Oct 24, 2023, 12:52:
I know modern day graphics kids are going to think that looks ass, but I personally think it looks great.
Wait, WB is using Assless Chaps for Empire Uniforms?
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Oct 24, 2023, 19:30
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Oct 24, 2023, 19:30
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wrong thread
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Oct 24, 2023, 19:14
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RogueSix wrote on Oct 24, 2023, 17:56:
Kinda crazy what passes as a "remaster" these days but OK...

I would agree but the original doesn't even let you change resolution or even key binds. I am down for an upgrade to fit a more modern world. For me it doesn't need to have excessive updates to visuals, just more easily playable out of the box and I would be happy.
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Oct 24, 2023, 18:29
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Oct 24, 2023, 18:29
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Might get this remaster.

But what I really want is Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II Remastered.
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Oct 24, 2023, 17:56
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Oct 24, 2023, 17:56
 
Kinda crazy what passes as a "remaster" these days but OK...
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Oct 24, 2023, 17:34
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theglaze wrote on Oct 24, 2023, 13:48:
I think I still have the CDs for Dark Forces somewhere...
My PowerVR card runs this at 800x600! (shame the interface doesn’t scale up though)


Good memories, but probably a bit too old fashioned for my modern jaded tastes.
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Oct 24, 2023, 16:23
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Prez wrote on Oct 24, 2023, 14:52:
It's just a reflection of life out in the world. Everyone is so angry and bitter.

I would agree with "angry" but not "bitter". I would say near Russian literature levels of cynicism is more apt.
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Oct 24, 2023, 15:46
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phinn wrote on Oct 24, 2023, 13:08:
I'm a simple man, I see a Nightdive Studios remaster and click add to wishlist.

You wouldn't want to wishlist Nightdives remaster of Blade Runner Enhanced Edition. That's one a blurry mess.
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Oct 24, 2023, 14:52
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Verno wrote on Oct 24, 2023, 14:41:
phinn wrote on Oct 24, 2023, 13:08:
I'm a simple man, I see a Nightdive Studios remaster and click add to wishlist.

Thank you, same here. Loved Dark Forces and I've been really happy with the System Shock remake. People have become so grumpy and nihilistic on here lately, good to see anyone enthusiastic about...anything.

It's just a reflection of life out in the world. Everyone is so angry and bitter.
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Oct 24, 2023, 14:41
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phinn wrote on Oct 24, 2023, 13:08:
I'm a simple man, I see a Nightdive Studios remaster and click add to wishlist.

Thank you, same here. Loved Dark Forces and I've been really happy with the System Shock remake. People have become so grumpy and nihilistic on here lately, good to see anyone enthusiastic about...anything.
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Oct 24, 2023, 14:33
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I'd rather Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight Remastered
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Oct 24, 2023, 14:14
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Cool. Can we get a Jedi Knight Academy remaster if this is successful? I'll buy a copy of this if doing so ensures that.
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Leahi84 wrote on Oct 24, 2023, 13:46:
Hopefully Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight is next. I'd be much more excited for that.

Agree that was my favorite, such a big improvement to just being a Doom-like shooter this one is.
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Oct 24, 2023, 13:48
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I think I still have the CDs for Dark Forces somewhere...
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Oct 24, 2023, 13:46
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Oct 24, 2023, 13:46
 
Hopefully Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight is next. I'd be much more excited for that.
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