Indie developer Night Dive Studios has made a name for themselves by remastering classic games and making them playable on modern PCs, with one of their most widely known endeavors being a modern PC re-release of the classic N64/PC shooter Turok: Dinosaur Hunter. Because of the overwhelming amount of positive reception Night Dive’s Turok re-release garnered led fans to inquire about possible re-releases of additional Turok games.
Recently, Night Dive Studios officially confirmed that they are working on a remaster of Turok 2: Seeds of Evil. Originally released in 1998 for the Nintendo 64 and PC, Turok 2 contains several noticeable improvements over its predecessors including more weapons, larger levels, more enemy types, prettier graphics, and a robust competitive multiplayer mode. Night Dive recently announced via a Steam community post that they are working hard to restore Turok 2 to its original glory (multiplayer and all), and release its updated version for PC:
“We're well aware of the demand for Turok 2 and it is still in development. In fact, we started development just shortly after the launch of the first Turok. Turok 2 is a bigger game, more enemies, more weapons, more locations, and most importantly… Turok 2 had multiplayer. In our quest to bring you the most authentic experience at the highest quality level available, we've decided to give Turok 2 the love it deserves and release the game ‘when it's done’ which is why all we've been able to say is this... Turok 2 is coming!”
Night Dive’s re-release of the original Turok contained several quality-of-life improvements such as bindable controls and Steam Achievements, which means chances are high that the re-release of Turok 2 will contain the same improvements. While Night Dive Studios has yet to announce a solid release window for Turok 2, the high quality of the original Turok re-release means that fans likely don’t mind waiting.
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