Who remembers playing the 2008 release, on Xbox 360, of Baja: Edge of Control? Well, rather than simply make this a backwards compatible title, THQ Nordic have been working on a full HD, and more, remaster of the title, called Baja: Edge of Control HD.
The updated Baja gives you massively updated graphics, supporting up to a finger-slicingly sharp 4K where available. It will also offer the expected huge selection of vehicles plus some new environments. The HD version offers greater immersion via various graphical advancements including better textures, higher frame rates and increased details. Improved rendering and more authentic shadow and dust effects should also offer a more realistic, exciting feel to to each race.
THQ Nordic have also tweaked the controls and user interface not only to make it easier to start a career, but also to make the gameplay just that little bit more accessible.
So, what is Baja: Edge of Control all about? It’s a unique off-road racer, that challenges players to traverse courses over the toughest terrain that Mother Nature can offer. Drive through the thickest mud, over the steepest mountains and through the deepest canyons as you race your way around over 1000 miles of track.
The HD version of Baja will feature, as mentioned, much crisper and more detailed graphics, showcasing countless sponsored vehicles in eight vehicle classes. Race Trophy Trucks, 4x4s and Buggies. This version will feature a full array of upgradeable options with hundreds of authentic parts that affect each vehicle’s performance, so pick carefully. Players will put their off-road machines and driving skills to the test in near-vertical Hill Climb challenges, head-to-head Open Class races, circuit races and the ultimate off-road endurance challenge; the Baja!
In Baja: Edge of Control HD, you’ll also be getting realistic vehicle handling physics alongside a support management system that allows gamers to monitor and repair realistic vehicle damage. Don’t be too rough or you’ll snap your suspension.
Multiplayer won’t be ignored either. This new title will offer four-player splitscreen and online multiplayer action.
Baja: Edge of Control HD is coming to muddy up your Xbox One in the 2nd quarter of 2017.
Here’s one of the trailers from 2008.