The developer behind Outcast has taken to Kickstarter in order to fund a high-definition reboot of the PC classic.
Launched yesterday, the project is aiming to take “one of the most engrossing open-wrold action adventure games ever, and [bring] it to the modern age of video-gaming.” 1080p visuals and improved gameplay will be part of the package, it adds.
Fresh3D has been tasked with handling the remake, and includes input from those involved with the original game’s creation, such as Frank Sauer (Creative Director), Yann Robert (Technical Director) and Yves Grolet (Gameplay Advisor).
"Outcast has been critically acclaimed to the point it has reach some cult status among many PC gamers," said the studio. "However, the software-only nature of the original engine meant the game has been ignored by many at a time when hardware-accelerated 3d polygons was becoming the norm (and they loved flat corridors apparently :P ). Now we have the opportunity to bring this fantastic game to a wider and newer audience and to reward existing fans with brand new visuals and improved gameplay."
While the title is currently pegged for PC, the project has numerous stretch goals, including one that concerns bringing game to PlayStation 4.
Right now, the initial stretch goal is $600,000, and the title will need to hit $1.35 million in order to secure a release for next-generation systems.
Outcast is scheduled to launch in October 2015, so it’s a way off yet.