What’s the difference? Nomenclature! “It’s going to be a fair bit longer before we finally get to explore Starfield’s galaxy. Unless, of course, you’re dedicated enough to reverse engineer Bethesda’s star-map based on six fleeting seconds of trailer footage, compile it into a 3D executable, and release it into the wild for curious fans.”
Details at the link. For myself, I look upon being able to do this in the same way that I look upon mod development: as a wonderful and handy life skill, for other people. I just want the end result. Not that we’re getting STARFIELD until next year anyway, by which point I will have forgotten about this…
Surprising because I didn’t know there was a video game forgery scandal.
Non-surprising, once I found out that some of these games can go for a hundred thousand bucks. Yeah, you’re gonna get forgeries when that happens. Whether or not you’re also gonna get a specific person abusing your trust networks is another question; but in general? Yeah, you can expect that too.
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords is heading to Nintendo Switch, with a “Restored Content” expansion planned to follow.
The promise of an official Restored Content DLC, however, is more tantalizing to series fans. When the original game was released in 2004 after only a year of development, some of its content was hastily removed from the main game and left within its files. That missing content has since been tweaked, polished, and collected by fans into the much-loved Restored Content mod, adding the missing features back into the game.
If this really is what we’d be getting… I might have to get this game for the Switch. It’s the responsible thing for me to do as a father, after all. It is very important that my children encounter the proper version of one of the greatest videogame RPGS of all time.
Fan mods of this level of sophistication never seem to get off the ground, alas. Still: I’d play a professional version of FALLOUT: LONDON. I also give them points for using vanilla resources whenever possible. That can seriously extend development time.