Microsoft details ReCore’s Definitive Edition

Microsoft details ReCore's Definitive Edition

Microsoft details ReCore’s Definitive Edition

On August 29th ReCore: Definitive Edition will release on Xbox One and PC, delivering additional content to the game as well as enhancements to the game’s performance. This upgrade will be free for existing owners of ReCore. 

ReCore: Definitive Edition will support the Xbox One X at launch, allowing the game to be played at 4K, though at this time it is unknown if the game’s “enhanced resolution” and visuals will apply to the Xbox One. The initial release of the game plays at a resolution of 900p and suffers from framerate drops at times, so improvements in this regard are welcome. 

This new version will also come with new enemy types as well as a new corebot, with the game featuring 10 new dungeons and two new overworlds to explore. 

The biggest improvement to this version of ReCore is optimisations to the game’s loading times. At launch reloading the game from death took between 30-60 seconds, with this new version taking less than 5 seconds to do the same task. Restarting traversals and areas also see s significant boost, so much so that it is instantaneous, no longer requiring a loading screen. 

Loading times was one of ReCore’s biggest critiques, as well as the game’s performance in certain sections of the game. 



Below is a list of all of the major improvements that are included in ReCore: Definitive Edition. 


New Adventure

– “Eye of Obsidian” is a brand new chapter in the ReCore story. Join the plucky Corebot, Violet, and journey into the permanent midnight of the “Starving Sea”, a previously unexplored region of Far Eden where ancient enemies plot their revenge on the last remnants of humankind!

New Companion

– T8-NK Corebot (“Tank”)

New Areas to Explore

– 2 New Overworlds
– 10 New Dungeons
– Dynamic sandstorms in Far Eden’s Shifting Sands regions. Brave the storms to defeat more dangerous enemies and earn more valuable loot.

New Weapon Modes

– 3 new weapon modes for Joule’s Energy Rifle (switch to these instead of the charge shot)

Load Times

– When dying, reload times for combat encounters went from 30-60 seconds to – Restarting traversals and arenas are now instantaneous (was a load before)
– Optimized Level/Area Load Times

Prismatic Cores

– Added P-Cores for additional game play rewards and made them show up on the map from greater distances
– P-Core requirements fixed to a single value for the entire E-Tower. (Once you’re in the E-Tower, you no longer need additional cores.)

The Map

– The Map displays everything that needs to be collected (audio logs, chests, prismatic cores)
– The Map shows all visual parts of dungeon maps
– Objective Markers improved
– Map improvements (greater visual detail, better iconography, improved zoom functionality, more game elements show up like power cells, audio logs, etc)

Fast Travel

– Fast Travel points now allow the player to complete Stash Transfers, Swap Cores and set their Companion Party Configuration without having to go back to the Sandcrawler
– The player can now warp anywhere there is a Fast Travel node via the Map
– Intra-Level (e.g. within The Cradle) fast travel warping is now instantaneous
– Added a few new Fast Travel nodes (Granite Steps, Lonely Basin, The Cradle)


– All new AoK gear for all Corebots
– Armor stats now make each Set vastly different from one another & the Perks have been refined and polished
– Blueprint Inventory now sorts by Armor Type, Color and LVL requirement


– Improved the Combo Meter to encourage much higher combo amounts, with the ability to chain combos for a longer period of time.
– At high combos (more than x10), the player now keeps some of the combo meter after using an extract!
– Global weapon tuning, enemy health and damage balancing, and late game encounter improvements


– Enhanced visuals (increased resolution and HDR support)
– 20 New Achievements and 500 gamerscore.
– Increased level cap from 30 to 40
– 4 new bosses and Tank challenges
– Various UX and Feedback fixes (Core Pulling HUD, Combo Counter feedback & wordsmithing, menu navigation)
– Audio for pickups, combat feedback, rewards improved
– Dialogue from Corebots and Violet is no longer in the Corebot language and is now readable


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