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ReCore Definitive Edition brings new content and visual upgrade to Xbox One and Windows 10

After numerous teases and leaks, Microsoft has finally announced that a remastered version of ReCore will be hitting Xbox One later this year. Bringing both visual enhancements and new content on top of the base game, "ReCore Definitive Edition" is the most cohesive version of the game to date.

Two new pieces of content are being introduced with the re-release – the long-awaited "T8-NK" core bot and new "Eye of Obsidian" missions. The Definitive Edition will also deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) to both Xbox One S and Xbox One X versions of the game, delivering a wider range of colors and contrast across the experience. Most importantly for those picking up the upcoming Xbox One X this fall, a higher resolution is also being implemented across the board, although the game doesn't appear to be hitting 4K resolution.

Following a premature listing on the Microsoft Store, we know ReCore Definitive Edition is expected to release on August 29, 2017, priced at $19.99. All content available as a part of the Definitive Edition will also accessible to existing owners, as a part of a free update.

Better still for folks who don't yet have ReCore, from September the Definitive Edition will also be available in the Xbox Game Pass library.

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Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Games Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

16 Comments
  • That's what I call good news, time to play it again 
  • Haven't played this before. Almost pulled the trigger until I heard Definitive edition is incoming. I'm glad I didn't. New Story and it will be on Game Pass! Can't wait to get my Xbox One X
  • Why is there a definitive edition if the game was released just last year?
  • Money? Greed?
  • Its cheaper than the 2016 release currently is.
  • Does it really matter? More content, free updates and it's going in Xbox Game Pass. Pretty damn good deal.
  • Because it was released unfinished and needed another 6 months of development. After reducing the team size post launch that stretched into a year.
  • Free updates are always good
  • And that alleviates the issues everyone was crying about in the other thread.
  • Primarily original ReCore owners like me are not going to get screwed out of a free definitive update!
  • This will probably actually get me interested in finally finishing the game. I'm not that far off the end.
  • Woo hoo! Free content! This has been sitting unplayed on my Xbox hard-drive for months
  • I had a blast playing but felt it was missing something. Can't wait to play the finished story.
  • a lil over a year later and MS does deliver the promised update......
  • I was playing this last nigt and now I remember why I stopped, the god awful load times and those fun moments when you get to the end of a challenge only to discover the floor hasn't rendered and you can't collect your spoils or exit. Hopefully this update fixes a few issues the game has.
  • i never played it but it looks intresting.