Rogue Trooper Redux Launches on October 17 for PS4, Xbox One & PC

July 20, 2017Written by Jason Dunning

Rogue Trooper Redux is releasing on October 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Rebellion and TickTock Games announced today. Priced at £19.99/$24.99 USD/€24.99, the PS4 and Xbox One versions will be available both physically and digitally.

In the new graphics comparison trailer today, you’ll see how Rogue Trooper’s cutscenes and gameplay have improved since the 2006 original. Here’s a rundown of some of those changes:

  • Completely remodeled characters, weapons and vehicles
  • Remastered cinematics
  • New special effects
  • Dynamic lighting
  • Higher fidelity geometry

Over on the PlayStation Blog, Lead Programmer Rich May explained how the cover system in the Redux differs from the original:

In the original, you switched to cover mode with a button press. This worked well at the time but most modern cover shooters use an automatic binding system where pressing against cover switches into cover mode. In comparison, the original mechanism can feel a bit clunky and dated.

So for Rogue Trooper Redux, we’ve modified the cover system to use the automatic method and, unless you’d played the original, you wouldn’t know it wasn’t always like that.

Losing the manual control freed up a button that we could use for another feature that wasn’t in the original but is more-or-less expected now: aim mode. Aim mode pulls the camera in tight over Rogue’s shoulder, allowing you to line up your shots much more easily without switching to sniper mode. It’s slick, useful and it feels like it’s always been there. If you’ve played any recent third-person cover shooter, it’ll be instantly familiar.

If you haven’t seen it yet, a nearly 6-minute Rogue Trooper Redux gameplay video featuring commentary from May can be viewed below:

In our E3 2017 preview of the remastered third-person shooter, we said, “Rogue Trooper Redux is looking like it’ll be one for fans of the original release.”

The Nintendo Switch version of Rogue Trooper Redux will release soon after the other versions.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]