The developers of Shadowrun Returns addressed their Kickstarter backers today to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the release of the game. Since the initial release, Shadowrun Returns has had one expansion and a number of updates to the game. Along with the celebration, Harebraned Studios announced a standalone Director’s Cut for Shadowrun: Dragonfall.
And when Dragonfall launched, we were incredibly happy with the response it received. Reviewers praised the story, characters, and writing as some of the best in the business. For an indie studio like ours, that’s a huge deal! Still, as with Shadowrun Returns, we heard feedback about some things that folks wanted to see improved or simply wanted more of. We also heard many requests for a standalone version of the game – since it’s narratively independent of the Shadowrun Returns campaign, players wanted to be able to dive directly into Dragonfall.
We’re excited to announce Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut. Inspired by other passionate, community-focused developers like CD Projekt RED (who continued to improve and add to their Witcher titles post-launch), we decided to make an even bigger & better Dragonfall for you guys. The Shadowrun team has been hard at work taking the existing Dragonfall campaign and making it even better – adding new features, missions, art, and more.
You can read the entire announcement on the Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter page.