The remake of XIII has been delayed until 2020. Originally slated to launch on November 13th of this year, it’s being pushed back for the usual reason – the game needs more polish. Microids’ Head of Production Francois Coulon was upbeat about the announcement and wanted to reassure everyone that this was a positive thing. He said:
“We are thrilled with PlayMagic’s work so far. This additional development time is needed to reach the level of polish we’re aiming for. The announcement was greeted by an overwhelming response from the community, and we’ll make sure to deliver the best possible game to our fans.”
With so many games being released and some companies pushing the “patch it on backend” mentality, it’s disappointing to see a release pushed, but it’s also very comforting to see a company decide to delay a game. I don’t want to pay money for a trash game when a few more months would have given me the game I wanted.
If you just can’t wait, XIII can be played right now in it’s original form. Released in 2003, it tells the story of an assassin named Thirteen accused of killing the President of the United States. Thirteen wakes up on a beach with amnesia with only a key and tattoo of “XIII”. You’ll have to uncover the truth over 34 levels.
We don’t have a firm release date, but we’ll let you know when we know. Until then, you can watch the cool teaser trailer that reminds me a little of a James Bond intro.
Microids Press Release
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