Star Wars: Dark Forces is proof why remasters are vital

Star Wars Dark Forces; Darth Vader
(Image credit: Nightdive Studios / Lucasfilm)

Star Wars: Dark Forces has been revealed at Games-Com, and it's proof that classic games need to be protected for future generations. The prospect of losing some of gaming's best and most important entries has been a hot topic for years, but at least some studios are taking game preservation seriously.

While you can play classic games via emulation on the best retro consoles, being able to experience them remastered with new technology on modern hardware is a different proposition. Star Wars: Dark Forces, the iconic shooter from 1995, is being remastered by specialists Nightdive Studios in 4K resolution at 120 FPS. It will release 'soon' on PS4/5, Xbox One/X/S, Nintendo Switch, and Steam on PC.

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.