The Quest Log: August 4, 2017

Hey Huddies, as another weekend arrives, let’s take one last look back at what happened in gaming news this past week.

Dishonored Composer Passes Away

Beloved film, television, and game composer Daniel Licht succumbed to cancer last Wednesday at the age of 60. Gamers likely knew Licht best as the composer behind the scores of both Dishonored and Dishonored 2, and he was an accomplished musician and composer whose credits included all eight seasons of Dexter.

Activision Considering Other Remasters Following Crash Bandicoot N-sane Trilogy’s Success

Bolstered by the success of the Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy’s success, Activision says they’re considering remastering other classic games. In spite of some mechanical quirks with the remastered trilogy, which actually goes beyond simple texture and resolution upscaling and lands somewhere between a traditional “remaster” and a full-fledged remake, Crash’s return to gaming has been welcomed warmly by new and old fans alike. As a result, players who grew up with Crash and other classic Playstation-era titles are perhaps more hopeful than ever that we may see other Acitvision-owned franchises–like Spyro the Dragon–make a similar return.

The Long Dark Leaves Early Access

After nearly three years of being on Steam Early Access and the Xbox One’s Game Preview program, survival game The Long Dark has been officially released for PC, Mac, Xbox One, and PS4. Early Access titles on Steam, particularly those in the survival genre, have something of a bad reputation of remaining perpetually unfinished, so it’s nice to see The Long Dark join the ranks of titles that have successfully graduated from it into a full release. As a survival game, The Long Dark departs from some of the genre’s fantasy and horror tropes by pitting players against more grounded threats like wolves, bears, and the elements.