The Darkness, the 2007 first-person shooter from developer Starbreeze Studios and publisher 2K Games, could be getting a remaster soon from Nightdive Studios, the company responsible for plenty of remasters including Turok, System Shock and more. Nothing has been confirmed yet but Nightdive Studios CEO Stephen Kick says “it’s on the list.”
Twitter user thelastdesciple recently tweeted that they were yearning to play The Darkness again but didn’t feel like booting up their PS3, then asking if someone could port or remaster the game for PC. Kick responded that “it’s on the list”, suggesting that Nightdive Studios might be working on a remaster of The Darkness. If you really want to play the game on modern consoles, both the first game and its sequel are currently available on Xbox via backwards compatibility.
The official description for The Darkness provided by Xbox reads:
“On his 21st birthday, the destructive powers of a timeless force known as The Darkness awaken within Jackie Estacado, a hitman for the Franchetti crime family. Jackie must learn to fully command The Darkness so he can take back control of the Franchetti family which is ruled by his ‘Uncle’ Paulie, a despicable man who is almost universally despised. But Jackie will quickly learn that The Darkness has a will of its own…”
It seems like we’re in the golden age of video game remasters, especially for beloved shooter and horror titles. Bethesda recently announced (and released) a remaster of Quake 2 for consoles and PC, complete with overhauled visuals and gameplay. The classic horror game Clock Tower is also getting a remaster, while Square Enix says it’s looking into remastering many of its older titles which may or may not include Xenogears.
Source: Stephen Kick