Option 1) Disney give it the thumbs up and it carries on to completion, rapturous acclaim and a whole host of olden LucasArts titles getting a similar do-over.
Option 2) You know. The other thing.
For now, let’s just admire the effort and care this five-person team are putting into a 3D remake of classic LucasArts pointer-clicker Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, which as we all now know is really about kissing. (And, frankly, that raises other concerns about just how carefully this project needs to be treated in order to not upset its delicate balance of characterisation and comedy). Take a look at work in progress below, anyway.
There’s some pretty stuff in there, and enough that it’s clearly gone beyond a merely speculative project, but I’d be lying if I said I could see the need for it. Fate of Atlantis looks retro, sure, but it also still looks extremely charming and characterful. I’d like a higher res and maybe an overhauled UI, but that’s about it. Still, others will doubtless feel differently, so good luck to the folk behind this.
As to that whole Disney thing, last November the devs had this to say:
That’s a big hope to pin rather a lot of work on, I fear.
Spotted on Twitter via Dan Marshall