A graphically remastered version of Quantic Dream's 2005 supernatural-thriller title Fahrenheit – also known as Indigo Prophecy – has been released on iOS, PC, Mac and Linux systems.
Aspyr Media are the folks behind the newly-remastered version of the game, titled Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered, which was originally released on the Playstation 2 by Quantic Dream, developers behind the titles Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls.
Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered puts players in the role of four different characters whose fates are tied together after a brutal murder – committed in the game's opening scenes by the very protagonist the player takes control of a few moments later. The game takes a very cinematic approach, focusing on having the player make decisions through narrative branching, quick-time events and exploration in order to piece together the mystery at the heart of the game.
The remastered version of the game is uncensored, meaning that some of the scenes which were missing from some versions of the original Playstation 2 game have been restored – so if you were one of the unlucky millions who missed out on witnessing two sets of polygons rub together in rhythm with your gentle taps on the control stick, you'll be able to experience the scene first-hand in high definition!
"We're tremendously honored to have received Quantic Dream's faith and trust in updating their pioneering title for old and new fans alike," said Elizabeth Howard, Aspyr's Vice President of Publishing. "It was nothing short of a dream job for us, and we believe the end result is without question the definitive version of the game."
"We're thrilled to see Fahrenheit reach new players around the world some 10 years following its original release," said Guillaume de Fondaumière, co-CEO of Quantic Dream. "It has a lot of meaning for many of us here at Quantic Dream, and to see and play it in a modernized form is an absolute joy," continued writer and director David Cage.
Aspyr Media have also indicated that Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered comes with full controller support across all systems, and includes a mode to switch seamlessly between the original standard definition graphical assets and the new remastered versions, which include textures with up to 4x more detail, native support for up to 2880×1800 and widescreen capabilities. A version of the game for Android is currently in the works, but there are no plans to bring the remastered version to home consoles.
You can find out more about the game, as well as where to download it, over on the Fahrenheit game site.