Forgotten Xbox One Game Brought Back From the Dead

An Xbox One game, initially released in 2017 and ceased operations in the subsequent year, is set to make a return in a multi-platform format. In a surprising turn of events, “Gigantic,” a previously exclusive Xbox One game, is being revived by developer Abstraction and publisher Gearbox. This revival presents an opportunity for players who missed out on its initial launch to experience the game. With a slated release on multiple platforms including PS4, PS5, and the Nintendo Switch, there’s a high chance it will reach a wider audience this time around.

A Brief Background of Gigantic

With its debut in 2017, Gigantic entered the scene with a unique blend of MOBA strategy and third-person shooter action. The game, however, saw a decline in player population, leading developer Motiga and publisher Perfect World Entertainment to shut down its servers in 2018. The game remained a memory in the gaming community until it was announced lately that it will be getting a second chance.

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Gigantic’s Unexpected Return

Developer Abstraction and Borderlands-maker Gearbox have teamed up to bring back the once beloved but short-lived game. The revived version, aptly named “Gigantic: Rampage Edition,” promises to be the “premium and definitive release,” offering a more polished and comprehensive gameplay experience. Apart from its original platforms – Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC – the game will be available on PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch. The game is expected to hit the platforms on April 19th priced at $19.99, and it will be free of in-game microtransactions.

Gearbox Publishing on the Revival

In acknowledging the game’s revival, Yoon Im, president of Gearbox Publishing San Francisco, expressed appreciation for the loyal fanbase that kept the spirit of the game alive. He also conveyed excitement in presenting “Gigantic: Rampage Edition” as a better version of its predecessor – featuring new heroes, maps, and importantly, void of microtransactions.

Wrapping Up

Gigantic’s revival comes as a surprise not expected by many. Given the game’s history and the changes in the gaming industry since its initial release, it’s uncertain if the move to bring it back will be a successful one. However, the excitement surrounding the game’s return is palpable and gamers will have to wait till April 19th to assess if it lives up to the hype. If you’re a fan of MOBAs or hero shooters, or could use a lesson in gaming history, you might want to consider giving Gigantic: Rampage Edition a try. For more information on the latest gaming news, check out HitPlay.

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