Indie developer TACS Games has just unveiled Factotum 90. The Xbox One exclusive is a completely rebuilt version of the studio’s 2015 Wii U release Factotum. The unique dual-screen setup has made its way to Microsoft’s console fully intact, and players will be able to play the enhanced version in January 2016.
The puzzle game has players controlling two separate robots in order to solve puzzles. There are 30 levels in the single-player adventure, and players will get to experience a brand new soundtrack for the Xbox One remake.
The most immediate change that players will notice is that the graphical style is completely different. While the Wii U version had the player looking at the action through a green tinted monitor, the Xbox One version is bright and colorful. TACS Games’ Thomas Hopper said that Factotum 90 features new textures, lighting, and other effects to make the game shine on Xbox One.
To see the drastic change in looks, check out some footage of the Wii U original:
Victory Point spoke to creator Thomas Hopper about the change in style. “I think Xbox Gamers have a certain expectation when it comes to graphical fidelity,” said Hopper. “Moving to the Xbox One gave me huge increases in raw power when compared to the Wii U and I decided I had to take advantage of that. I’m very pleased with the way it’s turned out. So very shiny.”
While TACS Games have made a name for themselves on PlayStation Mobile, and on Wii U, Factotum 90 marks the developer’s first Xbox One title. The indie developer is excited to make an impact with a whole new audience.
“Working with Microsoft has been really great. They’ve been absolutely superb during the development of Factotum 90. I’ve worked with a bunch of platform holders at this point and they’ve been one of the best to deal with as an independent developer,” says Thomas. “I’m about as excited as it’s possible for a human being to be. This will be my biggest launch so far. I can’t wait for people to play Factotum 90.”
Gamers won’t have to wait long to play Factotum 90 as its January 2016 release date quickly approaches. We’ll have more on the intriguing title as more details are announced, in the meanwhile you can check out some screenshots of the game below.