Back in May 2015, we informed you about a project that aimed to re-create the console versions of Powerslave using a custom engine built from the ground up, Powerslave EX. Created by Kaiser, this new free Powerslave game was meant to be a freeware game, however it was shut down due to legal/copyright issues.
All is not lost, though, it appears that a new remaster for this classic game may be under its way. Nightdive Studios has just trademarked both Exhumed and Powerslave, hinting at a possible remaster, though we are not certain whether it will be similar to Powerslave EX.
The whole purpose of Powerslave EX was so users could enjoy the console versions of this game on the PC at high-definition resolution along with optional rendering features such as FXAA and bloom. In addition, user mods and custom levels can also be achieved, keeping the spirit of this game alive.
In short, this was exactly what a remaster should feel like, so here is hoping that Nightdive Studios will release something similar to this!
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”