Definitive editions being released for games is nothing new by any means. In fact, its pretty common practice in all areas of the industry. What it often refers to is the best way for players to experience it, as it tends to collect the entirety of the content that has been released post-launch as well as the full base game. So to see ReCore being re-released with a definitive version seems puzzling.
This is because despite heavy rumors, there has yet to be any DLC released for ReCore. Although the listing has since been removed, the edition was leaked by a German ratings board. Somewhere down the line would make a lot more sense to release something like this to provide fans with a complete package, and despite Microsoft teasing additional content for quite some time, none has surfaced so far.
ReCore, the 3D platformer developed by Armature Studio, was the first Xbox Play Anywhere title, making it available across multiple platforms for the first time. However, it suffered a number of issues upon launch, with the game being plagued by long loading times, bugs and much more that hindered its release. In the months that followed, these issues were fixed by patches, but that isn’t the only mystery surrounding ReCore.
Microsoft revealed the T8NK, which was originally featured on the game’s box art, as DLC to be made available in early 2017, yet there has still been no further mention as to its whereabouts. With that in mind, this potential definitive edition could simply be a re-release of the game with the T8NK corebot and patches included.