The notorious scene of a ghost child operating full pace right into a wall from the unique Layers of Concern won’t be within the upcoming sequence remake.
This comes by way of Damian Kocurek, inventive director at Anshar Studios, the studio dealing with the remake in collaboration with Bloober Group. He sat down to talk concerning the recreation with me on the tail finish of GDC this week.
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The sport, a frankly spectacular Unreal Engine 5 remake of each Layers of Concern 1 and a pair of (with some model new content material as effectively) has acquired slight modifications to minor components of the sport. Sure, this contains the infant wipeout, which was eliminated because it “does not match with what we are attempting to do in that exact a part of the sport.”
Following making this determination, the group thought of including it some place else within the recreation as an easter egg, nevertheless determined to only lower it. Asking whether or not this was a tough option to make, Kocurek sighed, then responded: “Yeah. There are plenty of choices like that. There are plenty of issues that individuals keep in mind for one purpose or one other, and it’s important to resolve whether or not it’s factor for your entire expertise or not.”
He’d proceed by declaring that the group tried to maintain as a lot as they might, re-placing sure small encounters or occasions to different components of the sport to make it extra intense. The infant, sadly, did not have a spot that made sense.
Clearly some folks will discover this unhappy. The second, whereas humorous, was an entertaining a part of the unique recreation for a lot of. That being mentioned, the sport is meant to be scary. A ghost child operating head first right into a wall, an occasion which will be looped endlessly till you possibly can’t muster a chuckle, blatantly does not match the transient for the meant tone in Layers of Concern.
As for Kocurek’s expectations in terms of neighborhood response, he is not fearful about it. “Whereas it’s an element that form of stands out in folks’s minds, Layers of Concern is much more than this. It’s the temper, the theme… we’re attempting to hone in on that and provides them the perfect expertise we are able to. In service of that, I imagine it was the correct alternative.”
So there we now have it, the infant wipeout isn’t any extra. To expertise it your self, you may have to return to the unique Layers of Concern. We have got one other article targeted on our interview with Kocurek coming subsequent week, there’s extra to the sequence than one meme’d second in any case, so control this area for that!
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