ReCore Definitive Edition now available for preorder on Xbox One, ahead of official unveiling

An upgraded re-release of ReCore has been one of Microsoft's worst kept secrets of this year, following numerous leaks, including official assets accidentally surfacing on Xbox Live. A listing for "ReCore Definitive Edition" has now appeared on the Microsoft Store, providing firm details on what to expect, including an imminent release on Xbox One.

Despite not officially being announced, ReCore Definitive Edition can now be preordered ahead of release, for $19.99. This is half of the original game's price of $39.99 – an already low price point questioned by many last September. The store page confirms the expected release of August 29, 2017, which has appeared in leaks prior to today.

The listing also points towards two new pieces of content being the focus of this revision, including the long-awaited "T8-NK" bot and "Eye of Obsidian" missions.

As one of the last remaining humans, forge friendships with courageous robotic companions and lead them on an epic adventure through a mysterious dynamic world. Includes the new "Eye of Obsidian" adventure and "T8-NK" Corebot frame.

Going by the associated box art, ReCore Definitive Edition will support High Dynamic Range (HDR) and will offer specific enhancements to take advantage of the Xbox One X. However, it should be noted that box art doesn't currently sport the "4K" tag seen on many other titles, which indicates the re-release may not hit any form of 4K resolution.

With a release set for later this month, it can only be assumed that ReCore Definitive Edition will be announced as a part of Microsoft's Gamescom live showcase on August 20. Many expect this will be a free upgrade for existing owners, although details surrounding the update are yet to be confirmed. Are you looking forward to a new version of ReCore? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Matt Brown

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