In 2005, Disney Interactive, then Buena Vista Games, acquired the Turok license from comic book publishers Classic Media. At the time, Disney announced that it would be reviving the long-running series that began on the Nintendo 64 on next-generation platforms. Those platforms were subsequently confirmed to be the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 during the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo. The following E3, Disney revealed that Joseph Turok and his elite band of mercenaries would commence the dinosaur hunting on February 5, 2008.
With just four months to go until the anticipated launch, Disney has announced that Turok will also ride on the most venerable gaming platform, the PC. The PC version will follow the February console outings in spring 2008, putting it in a March-to-June time frame.
Turok is in development at Disney's in-house studio Propaganda Games and is powered by Epic's Unreal Engine 3. Despite its far-future setting, gamers will match brawn with dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, as well as a host of well-trained supersoldiers. In addition to a single-player campaign, the game offers 16-player online multiplayer action. As with its console counterparts, the PC version is rated M for Mature.