Rebellion, maker of Sniper Elite and the Zombie Army Trilogy, has released Battlezone 98 Redux, the remaster of the 1998 Battlezone game, on Steam. There it costs £14.99.
British studio Rebellion has unveiled the first details of Battlezone 98 Redux, the new name for its previously-announced Battlezone remaster.
Earlier this month Sniper Elite and AvP developer Rebellion announced that it's remaking the old Atari Battlezone tank game into a VR shooter for PS4 (via Morpheus) and PC (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive). As it turns out, Rebellion is making not one, but two Battlezone games, with the other one being a remaster of the 1998 edition for PC.
"As our teaser trailer revealed, our VR version of Battlezone is very much a reboot of Atari's 1980 arcade classic, a game we're very fond of at Rebellion," the developer said in its announcement. "However, we also know that a number of you are fans of the 1998 and 1999 Battlezone games released by Activision that re-imagined the franchise as a groundbreaking hybrid of FPS and RTS gameplay."
As such, this remaster is coming.
Atari has reportedly been throwing its legal weight around on the App Store, forcing out games that resemble its old work.
Atari's announced plans to bring a modern update of BattleZone to PSP this November.