ReCore: Definitive Edition update now available, prior to August 29 release

Earlier this month, as a part of its Gamescom 2017 live show, Microsoft announced ReCore: Definitive Edition – a reworked version of last year's puzzle-platformer. While adding new content such as the "T8-NK" bot and "Eye of Obsidian" missions, the re-release also aims to improve upon the criticisms of the initial release with a slew of bug fixes.

While ReCore: Definitive Edition isn't scheduled to release until August 29, it already appears existing owners can get hands-on today. The free update, that upgrades all previous copies to the Definitive Edition, is now available on both Xbox One and Windows 10 devices.

While on Xbox One you'll be downloading a 6.44 GB update, the Windows 10 release adds an additional 16.05 GB upon the base game. Upon downloading the update on these devices, you'll be prompted to automatically upgrade your save file for the new version – a step required to bring your existing progress forward. From this point onward, you'll be free to explore all the new content introduced in the free update, prior to its retail release on August 29.

While the long-awaited new corebot and missions are the main draw of this update, some significant technical advances have also been made. A higher resolution is now outputted on console, load times have been significantly decreased and support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) is now offered on Xbox One S. Although my experience with ReCore's HDR support at Gamescom 2017 left us doubtful of its inclusion, its release should give us time to have a more thorough hands-on.

Are you planning to try the ReCore Definitive Edition update now that it's available? Or jumping in fresh with the new $19.99 retail release? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior 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.