Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver disappears from Steam, here's why

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver disappears from Steam, here's why

Legacy of Kain

Without any kind of notice, Square Enix has removed Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver from Steam. Unfortunately, the removal of the title has nothing to do with the much rumored release of a real remake / remaster but the Japanese publisher and developer still intends to make some changes before bringing the title back on sale, this time not only on the Valve service but also in another virtual store.

According to an official note from Square Enix, the removal was necessary to work on some updates on Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver. This is a work called "Quality of Life Improvements" in jargon: the development team will therefore dedicate itself to updating a little something to make the title more playable and suitable for 2021 standards, without touching anything else on a graphic level and above all about history.

The new version of Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver will be available not only on Steam but also on GOG. The information comes from modder wrace, creator of one of the mods that graphically improves the Square Enix title. Wrace got in touch with GOG, who would announce the arrival of the new version within a couple of weeks, complete with improvements that Square Enix is ​​working on. These include the presence of a New Game +, achievement support and some technical improvements, such as a fix for higher resolutions.

The improvements that Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver is receiving could at this point having permanently turned off the possibility of seeing a remaster or remake of the title. However, we invite you to take this statement with a grain of salt: it is absolutely not excluded that in the near future Square Enix does not dedicate to listen to the players who have been asking for a new version of the historic video game for years.

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Legacy Of Kain Soul Reaver Steam Removal Possibly Hints At Incoming Remake

The Steam listing for Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver has been pulled offline due to ‘important updates,’ which may hint that a remake of the popular title is on on the cards.

The message reads as follows: “Square Enix has temporarily removed this title from sale to work on some important updates. Please check back soon!” Despite the game being removed from Steam, it’s still available to purchase on GOG.

So, why should this point to a remake? Well, as we reported earlier this month, Square Enix is working with Forever Entertianment, the studio behind the Panzer Dragoon remake, on overhauling one of the publisher’s many IPs.

Obviously the name of the game hasn’t been announced yet, but Legacy of Kain has about as much chance as anything else as getting remake. It would definitely please a lot of people, that’s for sure.

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Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver was originally released back in 1999 and handled by future Tomb Raider studio Crystal Dynamics.

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