Comcept’s ReCore Coming To Windows 10 Too

Keija Inafune and his studio Comcept are working away on their own Mega Man ’em up Mighty No. 9, we’ve mentioned plenty, but so far we’ve overlooked their action-adventure-ish sort of a mystery robot-friend game… thing ReCore [official site]. That’s because, until today, it had only been lined up for an Xbox One release. Publishers Microsoft have quietly revealed that it’s coming to PC too, though it will require Windows 10. The game’s a bit of a mystery so, er, here’s a cinematic trailer showing a scavenger and her dog-shaped robot buddy:

So you play Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens only BB-8 has turned blue and now lives inside the guts of a big robodog and… no? Okay, no.

ReCore sees a young lady on a hazardous planet mostly populated by mean robots, making friends with a group of nice animal-y robots who have different abilities and are customisable. And… though ReCore is due to come out this year, we haven’t even seen screenshots yet, let alone a good look at what it actually is. You fight stuff, right? An interview with Kotaku after ReCore’s announcement at E3 explained that it’s non-linear with explorey bits and shifting sandstorms that might open up new areas. Y’okay! I get it: you make friends with some robots while shooting other robots.

The idea of ReCore is from Inafune and Comcept, but development’s on Armature Studio, who largely work on ports. [Update: removed a load of guff confusing Armature with Iron Galaxy. Different Batman game, sheesh Alice!]

Being exclusive to a specific version of Windows is a bummer but hey, at least Windows 10 is something I actually wanted, and was free. To think Microsoft once tried to tempt people with Windows Vista exclusives!


  1. EvaUnit02 says:

    No Alice, the Arkham Knight PC port was made by Iron Galaxy Studios.

    Armature DEVELOPED that boring Metroidvania spin-off Arkham Origins: Blackgate.

    • Alice O'Connor says:

      Ah, frig. Thanks! The first day back at work’s always a pisser.

      • EvaUnit02 says:

        Iron Lore, the defunct studio who made Titan Quest? Again, the Arkham Knight PC port was initially handled bt Iron Galaxy Studios (probably best known for porting old fighting games and for creating Dive Kick).

  2. Kirrus says:

    Pretty looking forward to this one, was quite disappointed in xbox exclusive!

  3. Slackar says:

    Is there a technical reason as to why it is only on win10? Is it made exclusively for dx12?

    • TacticalNuclearPenguin says:

      But then you’d later ask if there’s a technical reason for DX12 to be a Windows 10 exclusive.

      That said, i do hope it’s true and it’s an impressive looking showcase of DX12.

      • mattevansc3 says:

        Isn’t one of the benefits of DX12 the ability to Dual GPU with different GPUs? I’m quite sure that that can’t be done on earlier versions of Windows due to a limitation on driver implementation. There might be other DX12 improvements that actually required changes to Windows.

  4. Luciferous says:

    Exactly the reason why any of the games coming from XB1 are W10 exclusive, they require something that doesn’t work with older versions.

    • Rogerio Martins says:

      Such as?

      • Luciferous says:

        Sorry that was aimed as a reply to the chap above me and for some reason it got posted as its own comment… I was talking about it being a DX12 exclusive title meaning it won’t work on anything older.

    • Phasma Felis says:

      That’s awfully trusting of you. It would hardly be the first time that Microsoft has claimed that Some New Cool Thing requires the “power” of the latest version of Windows, only to find out that it runs just fine on the previous version if you spoof the version ID.

      • Luciferous says:

        Not really, having games/ software be exclusive to a new DX version is the best way to get people to adopt the new OS, over all it means less messing around with older code and a smoother ride for those of us who have moved on.

        • Phasma Felis says:

          Yeah, but the new DX version that allegedly requires the turbo awesome power of the newest Windows version is usually just checking the version string and failing if it’s not running on the new one. Which is what I already said.

    • Mokinokaro says:

      My guess is is that it’ll only be distributed through Microsoft’s app store.

      If there’s any MP it might also allow cross play with the One (which means Microsoft will want it locked to their servers as they’re absolutely paranoid about XBL security)

      • Luciferous says:

        That and it being a DX12 exclusive limits its platforms to win10 and xb1

  5. Rogerio Martins says:

    Meh, I would prefer some gameplay.

  6. racccoon says:

    Going windows 10 is like getting Fallout 4 if you don’t you won’t be able to move onward.
    The game looks really cool I’d say changing the bot is a way cool idea as you progress through the game some nice work on the trailer. lets see when it comes out. Hope to christ it doesn’t go that puff of hot air tool.

  7. int says:

    I like the idea of the energy ball or whatever being used to give the robot various shells. Kind of reminds me of the way Joey worked in Beneath a Steel Sky.

  8. mattevansc3 says:

    Might this be one of those weird publishing deals as opposed to a technical limitation?

    When EA published Kingdoms of Amalur they only released it on Origin. The devs themselves had to self publish the game on Steam.

    Maybe the game is Win10 exclusive in that Microsoft is only choosing to publish only on the Win10 store but the dev can choose to find another publisher to release their game on Steam or GoG.

    • TacticalNuclearPenguin says:

      It most likely is, but IF this means that they’ll make only a proper DX12 version it’s still good for technical progress. Elite Dangerous: Horizon is now asking you to have DX11 and 64 bit instead of chasing further compatibility, and it works better for it.

      The problem is more about DX12 being platform locked rather than anything else.

  9. LennyLeonardo says:

    I’d love to play a survival/ exploration game based on Rey’s life before SW:TFA. Scavenging wrecks then bartering for food on Jakku could be fun.

    • internisus says:

      Heck yes! That’s what I wanted the movie to be about once I saw what she was up to. Alternatively give me a game of being NausicaƤ before her plot kicks off.