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The latest post-funding Kickstarter update for Shadowrun Returns offers some interesting details and screenshots for the standalone Director's Cut of Shadowrun: Dragonfall, which should come for free for all owners of the expansion. Aside from new missions and content, the game is apparently going to get a revamped UI and mechanics, which I don't think had been mentioned so far. I'm going to quote the most interesting information from the FAQ:
Can I use my existing saves with the standalone version of Dragonfall? What about my characters?
Saves and characters created on the DLC version of Dragonfall won't carry over to the Director's Cut. Since we reworked and added so much to the Director's Cut, loading a DLC save would cause parts of the game to not make sense - both functionally and narratively speaking.
Will the DLC and Director's Cut use the same Editor and Steam Workshop?
Much like existing saves and characters, the new editor has some pretty significant changes. To make sure your content remains intact, the Director's Cut will have a separate Editor and Steam Workshop. Missions made in the SRR editor, will be uploaded to the SRR Workshop. Likewise, missions made with the DC editor will be available in the DF:DC Workshop. We're putting together instructions on how creators can (update) their existing UGC missions to work with the new editor and Steam Workshop, so keep an eye out for further information.
What will happen to the DLC version of Dragonfall?
Because they're both same price, the DLC version will be removed from sale when the Director's Cut is released. However, if you already own the DLC version, you'll still be able to access it at any time through Shadowrun Returns. (We're just removing it from sale, not from your existing library.)
Is the Director's Cut coming to tablet?
A tablet version of the Director's Cut is also in the works! We're shooting for an October release on iOS and Android.
Is there any possibility of a Director's Cut for Dead Man's Switch?
Currently, we don't have plans for a DMS Director's Cut. However, we've released several updates to DMS over the course of the last year, including a major update with the new save game functionality when Dragonfall first launched. A few weeks ago, we pushed another DMS patch which includes some balance changes to key parts of the game. While it's not a Director's Cut, we hope those changes will provide a better experience for everyone.
Does HBS have plans to create another standalone campaign?
We would love to - but we don't have any firm plans for one yet. To be honest, we've been heads down on the Director's Cut and are still exploring what to work on next. But rest assured, if we start on a new Shadowrun title, you guys will be the first to know!
Furthermore, we should expect developer diaries on every Thursday from now until launch, covering subjects such as the new combat mechanics, the new missions and more.