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Postal: Redux has been confirmed and it runs on Unreal Engine 4


For those fans of isometric murder #simulator, Postal you are probably excited to know that a new game is in the works at #RunningWithScissors using the #UnrealEngine4.


That’s pretty good news. A lot of people have been entertained by the original Postal way back in the day. Playing that demo for hours on end because it was just so much fun. The game didn’t really have a point or purpose beyond playing a crazy guy who went around killing everyone… including cops, soldiers and even innocent civilians.

We are curious how Running With Scissors will handle some of the pushback from the industry when it comes to controversial subject matter. Vince Desi and company have been very vocal and active in their support of a certain consumer revolt, and some feel this could be a dangerous position to hold while certain media giants still dictate who gets coverage and who doesn’t.

Also, Postal was a pretty counter-culture, misanthropic exercise in uninhibited violence – how Epic Games will react knowing that they’re using the Unreal Engine 4 to remake a game that featured content and themes that have recently come under fire when Destructive Creations tried the same thing? Will the satire in Postal separate it enough that it will get a free pass… or no?

The original Postal was right up there as an absolute favorite alongside Interstate 76 the very first GTA and Resident Evil. A lot of those games out back then were all kinds of awesome and it’s a real shame that tone policing has kind of turned certain endeavors into politically correct, homogenized clones as opposed to games that pushed boundaries because they were aiming to be different from everything else on the market. Brain Dead 13 anyone?

The Postal Redux is set to release sometime in 2015. It’ll also be arriving for Linux, which means SteamOS support. You can keep up to date on the game by paying a visit to the official website.

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