ReCore: Definitive Edition may be the worst secret Microsoft has behind its doors right now. With a ReCore related announcement currently scheduled for August 20th–despite prior leaks including the new version’s key art–it’d be stupid to think that the game’s updated version isn’t coming out, especially following this new leak.
Following the countless number of third-party leaks comes a pretty big slip-up all the way from Microsoft themselves. The official Microsoft store currently has a listing for the ReCore: Definitive Edition, priced at a very modest $19.99.
ReCore: Definitive Edition doesn’t list itself as a native 4K game for Xbox One X.
Set to release on August 29th, 2017, ReCore: Definitve Edition is the same game as before albeit with the previously missing T8-NK Corebot frame and a brand-new adventure in the form of the Eye of Obsidian. The new artwork also showcases some improvements for owners of the upcoming Xbox One X. Labeling the game as both HDR compatible and Xbox One X Enhanced, this new version of the Xbox exclusive will most likely benefit from the added power with visuals closer to the PC’s Ultra settings and a higher resolution.
ReCore: Definitive Edition doesn’t, however, list itself as a native 4K game for Xbox One X. While the new visual tweaks will definitely be welcome for One X owners, Microsoft’s touts of native 4K gaming for 1080p and 900p Xbox One games getting upped all the way to a full 4K may be falling a little bit short with this upcoming release. Also missing from its new pre-order page is whether or not previous owners of the original release will also get this new content for free, or whether they’ll have to purchase it as DLC.
Nevertheless, ReCore is a fun enough experience and with an engaging world and fun old-school gameplay. Upon its release, our reviewer Kyle Hanson said: “ReCore had a ton of potential and sadly squandered a good portion of it. The game still has moments of glory, and pulls inspiration from a lot of great games of the past. It even has a very old school feel to it, with 3D platforming and combat that feels very classic, if unfortunately not delivering top of the line quality.” Hopefully, this new version will make just enough tweaks to improve upon the failures of the original game when it launches on August 29th.