When all else fails, turn to Twitter. That’s what one Turok fan did recently, and the reward for their effort was discovering that both Turok and Turok 2 are currently in development for the Xbox platform.
When asked on Twitter if there was any chance the HD-ified versions of the first two Turok games were heading to other platforms, the team at Night Dive Studios confirmed that both Turok and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil are currently in development for @Xbox. No specific platform was announced, but we’re banking that the team is gunning for the Xbox One at this point.
You might remember Night Dive as the studio responsible for the HD versions of the Turok games that launched last year for PC. Along with updated graphics and sound, you can probably expect stuff like leaderboards and Achievements to make it into these latest versions of the games. Unfortunately, when asked if a PS4 version of the games was in development, Night Dive only confirmed that other platforms were being considered, but that nothing was confirmed at this time.
Still, a new version of the games on Xbox sounds like a nice starting place. In case you haven’t seen what Turok looks like in HD, you can check out the trailer for the first game below. And if you’re completely unfamiliar with the series in general, dang, where do you even begin? The game is basically what would happen if a bunch of 12-year-olds started trying to come up with a plot, and I actually mean that in the best way possible.
We can just hear the game’s original pitch now:
“Okay, so, this Native American badass has to fight dinosaurs with knives, a bow and arrow and, like, shotguns and stuff. Oh, and there are also these evil tribal dudes and, um, like, they can ride the dinosaurs, too. And some of the dinosaurs carry guns or have cybernetic enhancements. There’s also, like, man-eating plants, giant bugs and monsters that are, like, not even dinosaurs and stuff. Oh, and there’s also all kinds of traps and puzzles to solve.”
Plug all of that into a classic FPS similar to Doom or Wolfenstein and, boom, you’ve got yourself a sweet game.
Honestly, at this point, we’ve got to wonder why nobody else has taken a crack at a Turok reboot. All joking aside, the game has an insane premise and we bet it would be received well as a downloadable title on modern consoles. Just a thought, if anyone with a development team is listening.