The first Resident Evil game was originally in development for the SNES instead of the original PlayStation that it ended up coming to.
Really? Thats a cool story. How would it look on the SNES??? I still remember playing it on the PSX.
there's video of a cancelled Gameboy version of Resident Evil. Pretty impressive if you ask me. https://www.youtube.com/wat...
I remember reading about that in EGM way back in the day!
It's a good thing Sony made the ps1 because it made 3d games mainstream
thank god it didnt release on the system and made the jump on new gen...literally creating one game that is unrepeatable to be remade ....even the somewhat decent remake couldnt even touch that masterpiece
@naruga - the resident evil remake was awesome. I still have that game for my gamecube. Kept the original game intact but gave it a much needed boost in the visuals department.
Lol @jaguar "PS1 made 3d games mainstream" no PC will hold that title, wolfenstein 3d? Doom?
as much as i loved the snes, i really doubt it would have been able to get anywhere close to what they could do on the ps1. would probably prevent the RE franchise from taking root. @Neonridr the gameboy version is surprisingly good. but still a bit short in terms of immersiveness. but damn impressive nonetheless.
A sprite based RE game would of been sick!
Cool, I like video game stories like this. I never would have known that.
Well good thing it never happened, I think if that happened the franchise would never had the success it had on the PS1 and the name RE wouldn't be as famous as it now all the around the world, RE in the PS1 mark a groundbreaking change in the game industry for this type of games and opened the doors to other famous franchises such as Silent hill or Death Space later on, and all of this happened mostly because of its PS1 graphic capabilities on that time, something the SNES could it never achieved or later on in the N64 without creating expensive cartridges.
Learn something new everyday. Pretty awesome tidbit, and it makes sense considering Sweet Home, but I'm actually glad it went the way it did. I don't think it would have scared me as bad on Super Nintendo as it did on Playstation. Fun bit of knowledge, though, nevertheless.
Gameinformer had a Sweet Home article about this not too long ago and it's a cool little story about the gestation of RE!
Did the article mention anything about the SNES CD-ROM or if the focus shift was related to the Nintendo/Sony split?
I want to say it mentioned the SNES but it's been a few months. I still have the issue so I'll check it out.
Thank goodness they made it on the PlayStation instead, other wise the game would probably suffer technical limitation and they would probably cut contents due to storage capacity of the snes cartridge. Also, they might heavily censored the game due to Nintendo's family orientated policy.
Lol oksy guys. That that Memphis is getting tired as that policy was lifted with Mortal Kombat 2. They haven't really looked back since.
Absolutely at that time the gaming industry needed some strong balance and we definitely needed a company that was simply looking to make a blank canvas for developers to create their games on with no outside influence. PlayStation 1 not only gave a huge media format to allow game developers to finally make 3D games without limitation they also had a very neutral platform that was not controlling what developers wanted to create in at the time I believe this is extremely important for gaming. PlayStation one is very much the beginning of modernization of Gaming.
People didn't know this??
On the snes.. Even tho the super Nintendo was one of the BEST consoles even made I don't think resident evil would have been a good jump on [email protected] system.. It was a right call to put it on Sony ps1..
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