Blade Runner’s GOG Shop page update gives you the choice of who they will pay!


Late last month, we finally saw the release of Blade Runner Enhanced Edition, and despite a plot love for this game title, quite frankly, I wish they didn’t care. – Yes, admittedly, the game has always faced an uphill struggle from the beginning, especially since the original source code has long since been lost, meaning developer ‘Nightdive Studios’ actually had to reverse engineer the project before you can start looking at areas for improvement. – Overall though, the ‘Enhanced Edition’ isn’t great (see here for more info!).

One of the main points of contention in the community was that the release of this new “Enhanced Edition” had completely replaced all previous versions. And that was especially significant when it came to an, essentially, fan-made release that not only managed to make the original title work on modern systems, but also added a few small segments of cut content from the release. original CD-ROM. – Although this was reintroduced and incorporated into the Enhanced Edition, it did not entirely fix the issue due to the way it was sold.

Following an update on GOG.COM, however, consumers now have the option of voting with their wallet to choose which version they want to play!

Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition
Original VS “Improved” – Spot the difference (if you can!)

Blade Runner – Improved Edition or Better Edition!

Following the update to the GOG.COM store, users now have the choice in their hands, and admittedly, at first glance, it might seem a bit obvious. – Both “versions” cost the same price, so you can either buy the original version (which includes the fan-made ScummVM version) or buy the new “Enhanced Edition” which includes everything versions of Blade Runner.

So with that in mind, getting the latter seems to make infinitely more sense, doesn’t it? Well, yes and no!


You see, by purchasing the “Enhanced Edition” while you have access to all versions of Blade Runner, the money you pay will go to “Nightdive Studios” (the aforementioned creator of this latest version). Whereas, if you ultimately choose for the original version, including the version with fan-made enhancements, the money goes to the original rights holders of the Blade Runner games.

The bottom line is that by purchasing the original (and honestly better) version, you’re not rewarding Nightdive Studios whatever sort of for their honestly disappointing (and supposedly) disappointing “Enhanced Edition”.

What do we think?

If you’re really curious to check out Blade Runner, I’ll happily concede that it’s a hard sell for me to tell you to spend the exact same money to get less bang for your buck. In the end though, I can’t underestimate enough how surprising a fully-fledged Blade Runner Remaster could have been and what Nightdive Studios gave us was, well… Nothing short of a complete disappointment.

It’s up to you, but if you want to check out Blade Runner and don’t feel like rewarding Nightdive for that mediocre “Enhanced Edition” build, well, now you at least have the option! – (You can check the official GOG.COM store website via the link here!)

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!


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