Rise of the Triad interview: Performance, Development, and More
The hunt returns
Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition is a remaster of the 90’s fan favorite First Person Shooter. Made possible by three companies: Apogee Entertainment, Nightdive Studios and New Blood Entertainment, this triad of companies is bringing back this cult classic to a modern era of gaming for new players. ShackNews held an interview with Apogee CEO Terry Nagy who talked about bringing the game back, adjusting it to the new technologies, and their development with Nightdive and New Blood.
When talking about how the remaster came about, this is what Nagy had to say:
“We actually had this going on about a year and a half ago,” Nagy told Shacknews. “A few things didn’t work out, but Dave [Oshry] from New Blood was actually involved with it and he’s like ‘We got to get this going! We got to get it going right!’ He’s basically said, ‘Let’s have Nightdive do it, we’ll help you out, and we’ll have this good collaboration between Apogee, New Blood, and Nightdive Studios.’ Of course, Nightdive is the master of the remaster and keeping the classic Rise of the Triad gameplay intact for the new players of today was just paramount and important.”
Next, they move on to talk about the graphics and performance. This is what Nagy had to say about it:
Overall we’re upscaling the graphics. We’re making sure that the controls have been remapped for today’s gamers. The WSDA and all the mouse controls, absolutely is everything is correct for today’s gamers instead of the old school style with the arrow keys. Also the multiplayer aspect has also been corrected, there were a few bugs because, back in the day we thought we knew what we were doing, but we brought it up to speed with today’s standards.
We also have ultrawide support for the monitors, the new engine allows for a lot of really great things as far as frames per second, if your monitor operates at a faster framerate, it takes full advantage of that, so the overall experience of Rise of the Triad, with the upscaled graphics, the ultrawide display, the controls, absolutely everything makes it a more enjoyable experience, plus the fact that you don’t have to have file manipulation to play The Hunt Begins, Dark War, and Extreme Rise of the Triad, they are all accessible within one package.
Finally, Nagy mentions what it’s been like working along with Nightdive and New Blood during the development of the game:
Q: You mentioned you’ve been working with Nightdive, what’s that experience been like for you?
A: They’ve been fantastic. We’re part of their development Discord channel that they keep us absolutely involved with during their whole development cycle. New Blood is acting as our producer, making sure that Nightdive stays true to the core game itself. It’s a triad of companies that makes it work perfectly.
If you’d like to know more details about the interview, feel free to watch the rest of the interview in the video above!
Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition is set for release early 2023 on Nintendo Switch.