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Dishonored could be getting remastered too

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This generation seems to be one of remasters and remakes. Neither of the new consoles includes backwards compatibility, making it nigh impossible to play older games from your library. Unless, that is, you purchase them anew for your shinier, newer machines. That, and the relative low cost and high reward of doing a remaster seem to be the impetus behind the myriad re-releases we’ve seen this generation. The latest game getting the remaster treatment? Arkane and Bethesda’s Dishonored.

Brazil’s now infamously leaky ratings board has let slip that Dishonored: Definitive Edition is coming. The rating itself tells us nothing, but given that Bethesda has already released a version of the game for last gen with all of the included DLC, it’s unlikely to be another PS3/Xbox 360 release. Instead, the somewhat open-ended sneak ‘em up is likely to be headed to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

I rather liked Dishonored – but with it being a pretty short experience, I have close to zero interest in replaying it – though it would probably be quite fun to tackle the missions in different ways.

I know many of you are sick and tired of these re-releases and remasters, and frankly, I am too. That said, they certainly have a place. For starters, nobody is ever forcing you to buy one of them – and they don’t make your older, legacy copies of the games go up in smoke. They’re also great for people who’ve jumped back in to videogaming, to catch up on some great games they’ve missed.

As their development is usually farmed out to a porting studio, they don’t tie up the studios that that love. Further to that, because they’re cheaper than making brand new games, and sell well enough to make a profit, they’re partly responsible for funding the new games that we’re waiting for.

Last Updated: May 11, 2015

91 Comments

  1. Jonah Cash

    May 11, 2015 at 08:33

    I have played Dishonored at least 4 times and I would gladly buy a shinier version of it. Great game, with a decent enough story. But going back and redoing a mission in a totally different way is just as much fun, same as with the last Hitman.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      May 11, 2015 at 08:41

      I dunno man, I played a non violent ninja mode playthrough, and I could just not muster another playthrough, I just did not feel the need.

      However, I really did enjoy the game to be honest. It’s just, I can’t find the will to play it again

      Reply

      • Captain JJ Fantasticus

        May 11, 2015 at 08:42

        I replayed it twice. But I’ll buy a copy of Colonial Marines to burn in the fireplace before I waste money on a remaster of a barely-3 year old game.

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          May 11, 2015 at 08:43

          hahahaha

          Reply

      • Jonah Cash

        May 11, 2015 at 10:23

        I absolute loved the setting, the gameplay, the different ways you can play it… It just screams play me again to me. But I like games that leave the way to victory open for each to do their own way.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          May 11, 2015 at 10:26

          Aye, like Deus Ex!

          Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 11, 2015 at 08:44

      Makes sense, you buy Fifa every year and that’s just a shiner version of last years 😛
      *RUNS

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        May 11, 2015 at 08:46

        BOOM, right in the soccer balls

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          May 11, 2015 at 08:49

          I might get a red card for that.

          Reply

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 11, 2015 at 08:50

            *a higher res red card

          • Hammersteyn

            May 11, 2015 at 08:51

            AMD!

          • Admiral Chief

            May 11, 2015 at 08:51

            FTW

          • Admiral Chief

            May 11, 2015 at 08:50

            Just don’t dive when you find out

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 11, 2015 at 08:52

            At least he won’t be screaming without reason.

      • Jonah Cash

        May 11, 2015 at 10:19

        Thank you Hammer!! And yes Fifa is just a new and shinier version every year with small tweaks here and there. And yes I do believe that EA can just release a 10 gig patch that will include the new tweaks instead of asking us to rebuy the game…. but I sure do love me some football, so I keep on buying it every year.

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          May 11, 2015 at 10:37

          XD

          Reply

  2. Captain JJ Fantasticus

    May 11, 2015 at 08:36

    This is stoopid
    They can’t make a new Fallout or a decent Elder Scrolls but they can remaster a game that’s almost younger than my phone.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 11, 2015 at 08:40

      Hope fully this isn’t the big reveal they planned behind closed doors.
      #StayStrongE3isComing

      Reply

      • Lord Chaos

        May 11, 2015 at 08:41

        Don’t support remasters. Fallout 4 is coming.

        Reply

      • Captain JJ Fantasticus

        May 11, 2015 at 08:41

        I’ve lost so much faith in Bethesda, I wouldn’t even be surprised.

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          May 11, 2015 at 08:43

          But,but they made Wolfenstein and DOOM is coming. DOOOOOOOOOM!

          Reply

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 11, 2015 at 08:44

            😀
            They do make good games, no doubt, but I’m not yet convinced that they’re actually enthusiastic about saving the Elder Scrolls after the TESO sh&*

          • Hammersteyn

            May 11, 2015 at 08:54

            They’re even charging full price for TESO on console. I mean really? Do they think we don’t follow the news?

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 11, 2015 at 08:55

            Haha.
            You can only wonder about their logic:
            “Let’s take the Best Selling SINGLE PLAYER game and make it an MMO. Nothing can go wrong.”

          • Lord Chaos

            May 11, 2015 at 08:44

            Let’s just hope this doom is better than the last one.

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 11, 2015 at 08:45

            If it’s nothing like the movie then it’ll be awesome. 😉

          • Lord Chaos

            May 11, 2015 at 08:47

            Even the previous game was crap. Filled with predictable jump scares.

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 11, 2015 at 08:48

            Yes. Exactly that. Jump scares. Boo! I want real scares

          • Admiral Chief

            May 11, 2015 at 08:49

            Then look in the mirror…

          • Lord Chaos

            May 11, 2015 at 08:49

            Was just about to ask where you were with that pic of him. 😛

          • Admiral Chief

            May 11, 2015 at 08:50

            This one?

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 11, 2015 at 08:50

            Add a mother-in-law DLC and you’ve got one kak scary game.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 11, 2015 at 08:50

            Yikes, Italian style

          • Hammersteyn

            May 11, 2015 at 08:49

            Real scares….. The price of eyeliner is going up 200%

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 11, 2015 at 08:49

            O_O

          • Hammersteyn

            May 11, 2015 at 08:47

            Really? Do you smell what Bethesdas cooking?

          • Hammersteyn

            May 11, 2015 at 08:45

            It will be. I’d bet my car on that.

          • Kensei Seraph

            May 11, 2015 at 08:47

            So are you going to chop up your car and send it to all of us or are you going to buy a new car to send to each of us?

          • Hammersteyn

            May 11, 2015 at 08:48

            LOL I could actually. I own a second older car that I can send to the chop shop.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 11, 2015 at 08:48

            MR BIG SPENDER!!!

          • Hammersteyn

            May 11, 2015 at 08:50

            Hell no. Still have 42 months left to pay on the other car.

    • Krabby Paddy

      May 11, 2015 at 08:40

      Agreed, A remaster should be at least around 10 years after first release.

      Reply

      • Captain JJ Fantasticus

        May 11, 2015 at 08:41

        Yes. At least 10 years.

        Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        May 11, 2015 at 08:42

        I’m still in two minds about console exclusives. Lots of people jumped from the 360 to the PS4 and vice versa (but not really) So lot’s of people got to play TLOU on PS4 for the first time.

        Reply

        • ReaperOfSquirrels

          May 11, 2015 at 08:45

          That’s what’s gonna happen for me… I’m jumping from Xbox360 to PS4 (sometime in the next few months), and can’t wait for the games I just couldn’t play before, like TLOU.

          I’m still trying to get my brother in law to let me use his PS3 for a while so I can play God of War.

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            May 11, 2015 at 08:47

            It’s odd that they haven’t announced remasters for that…. Or even Resistance Fall of Man. Now there’s a trilogy everyone should play.

        • Krabby Paddy

          May 11, 2015 at 08:56

          I hope for those people they don’t charge an arm and a leg! … It is still only a remaster. Unlikely to happen though.

          Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      May 11, 2015 at 08:42

      [featured]
      Good point captain fantasticus

      Reply

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      May 11, 2015 at 08:44

      Any game is younger than a 3310…:)

      Reply

      • Captain JJ Fantasticus

        May 11, 2015 at 08:46

        But none can hurt you as much when thrown! 😀

        Reply

        • ReaperOfSquirrels

          May 11, 2015 at 09:06

          The CE of The Witcher 2 would hurt more if it was thrown at you… given you could throw it far/hard enough.

          That bust is heavy (That’s what she said)

          Reply

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 11, 2015 at 09:07

            Haha. That thing looks bloody heavy.

  3. ReaperOfSquirrels

    May 11, 2015 at 08:41

    Bethesda’s got nothing better to do it seems… Remaster, screw up a good franchise with a crap online game, tease about games that may never exist, etc.

    I guess they need to make money some how, so let the remasters BEGIN!

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 11, 2015 at 08:45

      It’s already STARTED,I’m grabbing a MUFFIN and some COFFEE

      Reply

      • ReaperOfSquirrels

        May 11, 2015 at 08:59

        I’m gonna get my SECOND cup of COFFEE for the DAY MORNING

        Reply

        • Captain JJ Fantasticus

          May 11, 2015 at 09:02

          I still need to have my FIRST !!

          Reply

          • ReaperOfSquirrels

            May 11, 2015 at 09:03

            Lack of coffee [CONFIRMED]

          • Lord Chaos

            May 11, 2015 at 09:04

            Then put the eyeliner down and go make one.

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 11, 2015 at 09:05

            The day I got back from my honeymoon I was told that I’m moving office. Now we have a crappy kitchen. 🙁
            First time I’ve ever taken more than 3 days off and when I return they’ve changed things.

          • ReaperOfSquirrels

            May 11, 2015 at 09:11

            That’s just so typical… at least the company didn’t move to a different address while you were away… imagine pitching up at work and the company isn’t there any more O.o

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 11, 2015 at 09:14

            Wow, that would be terrible. This was enough to push me into looking out for new work though.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 11, 2015 at 09:15

            Did your access card/bio-metrics suddenly also stop working?

          • Admiral Chief

            May 11, 2015 at 09:14

            JJ in the kitchen, bwahahaha

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 11, 2015 at 09:18

            I’ll have you know I cook very nice meals.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 11, 2015 at 09:23

            In this apron I presume?
            (kindly refresh to apply trolling)

          • Hammersteyn

            May 11, 2015 at 09:27

            dat eye brows…. do they spin a cocoon and fly of in the spring after the metamorphosis stage is complete?

          • Admiral Chief

            May 11, 2015 at 09:28

            LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

          • ReaperOfSquirrels

            May 11, 2015 at 09:37

            Hahahahaha!

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 11, 2015 at 09:38

            You may have won today Hammer, but my eyebrows will be avenged!

          • Hammersteyn

            May 11, 2015 at 10:06

            XD

          • Admiral Chief

            May 11, 2015 at 10:10

            You need industrial grade clippers to trim that forest

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 11, 2015 at 09:30

            looooooooooool

          • Admiral Chief

            May 11, 2015 at 09:30

            Dude, check Sergeant Steyn’s comment below!

        • Hammersteyn

          May 11, 2015 at 09:03

          XD

          Reply

  4. Kensei Seraph

    May 11, 2015 at 08:45

    I don’t mind remasters but I think they should offer a discount to people who own a copy of the original version.
    Of course this would only work if the person owned the game on a specific account and would require some kind of digital rights management system or something.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      May 11, 2015 at 08:49

      Yes, this!

      Reply

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      May 11, 2015 at 09:23

      Like Metro’s remastered version, if you had the previous games you got a discount…

      Reply

  5. Ir0nseraph

    May 11, 2015 at 08:48

    If it wasn’t for remastered games , I would never have played The Last of US , so happy I didn’t miss out on that game, and if their is special studios that handles the remastered edition , I don’t really see a massive downside to it.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 11, 2015 at 08:51

      Also GTA was a proper remaster. Not even a bit sorry that I bought it twice.

      Reply

      • Ir0nseraph

        May 11, 2015 at 09:39

        True how can I forget that game , so much fun.

        Reply

  6. Peter Pan

    May 11, 2015 at 08:48

    I don’t mind remasters, as long as they don’t charge the same price for the game as they would for a new title!

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      May 11, 2015 at 08:49

      Aye, maybe a discount if you own the original would be nice

      Reply

  7. Marius Nell

    May 11, 2015 at 08:54

    Would be perfect if they bundle it free with dishonored 2 like metro did

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 11, 2015 at 08:59

      Agreed

      Reply

      • Captain JJ Fantasticus

        May 11, 2015 at 09:02

        Yes 🙂

        Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      May 11, 2015 at 09:14

      You sir, I like your opinion!

      Reply

    • zeemonkeyman

      May 11, 2015 at 09:50

      And Baynonetta

      Reply

  8. Ranting Raptor

    May 11, 2015 at 09:41

    NO! No no no no! STOP it!

    If you want to remaster something, remaster something that’s actually old. Like Anachronox.

    Not freaking Dishonoured. I mean honestly. This money grabbing is now reaching rediculous hights. Is this what gaming is going to be? 1 year of new releases and the next 5 years being remasters of said new games?

    GAH!!!

    Reply

  9. Rock789

    May 11, 2015 at 09:54

    Wait, so what are Bethesda themselves actually doing? Yeah, Zenimax owns all these developers and they are the ones churning out the ‘new’ games (like Wolfenstein, Doom, Elder Scrolls MMO nonsense, Dishonoured) under the ‘Bethesda’ logo, with some input from the Bethesda team.

    But what are the bulk of Bethesda themselves, the actual team who developed Fallout 3 and Skyrim, etc., actually up to? That’s what fills me with hope that a new Fallout or, possibly, Elder Scrolls, are on the way. But, if anything, I think it’d be Fallout (yes, hope springs eternal!). Me thinks they’ve sent Elder Scrolls out to die with this MMO bs!

    Reply

  10. Gr8_Balls_o_KFM_Fire

    May 11, 2015 at 09:56

    I’m still waiting for my Arkham Origins remaster.

    Reply

  11. 40 Insane Frogs

    May 11, 2015 at 11:00

    I’m waiting for the inevitable Elder Scrolls Oblivionrim remaster. I want to re-experience the joy of buying horse armour dlc. YESH! #brofist

    This is the generation of “re-mastering”. Are you complaining? Are you getting a bit burnt-out? Tough! We’re going to remaster last gen games till it’s no longer profitable. We’re GameDevBro, and you’re our bitch! Suck it Suckas!

    Reply

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