If I could update folks here a little, I've had my finger on the pulse of this one for the last few days...
The Developers are active over on the official forums there and are being very
receptive to community feedback and opinion.
A lot of people are asking for some close adherence to the original Descent Universe and that it wouldn't be a proper Descent title if they didn't. I get the impression this is being very much understood. Some info...
- The game is a prequel, set before the events of the first Descent title.
- The game will reference the original Descent universe and whilst it won't feature the Descent pyro immediately - they will in all likelihood be adding it AND some new designs that pay homage / tell the story of how the Pyro ship came to be.
- There will also be other references to the universe and they're looking very closely at maintaining the look, feel, physics and gameplay of the Descent titles to date.
I am very
excited about this one.
If they continue to listen and take things in that direction - I'm confident we'll be looking at an awesome trip down memory lane with some brand new features and engine in place too.
I'd urge anyone on the fence on this one to get involved at this early stage. They're not asking much for a digital copy of the finished product but it simply won't happen if people don't get involved now. If the project doesn't take off then Interplay may never release the Descent rights again.
I'm backing, I think it'll be worth it.