Team Ico HD Collection In Good Hands

TheSixthAxis looks at who's behind the 2011 HD updates of these PS2 classics.

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sinncross2714d ago

Bluepoint did a good job with GoW except for the cutscenes which looked off. I just hope there are no lower resolution moments like that with the Team Ico collection

MariaHelFutura2714d ago

Besides the beginning, middle and end, the cutscenes are about 10 secs at the temple.

It wouldn`t be the biggest deal w/ SOTC.

I_find_it_funny2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

Nice, they're proved good already.

NecrumSlavery2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

Yeah, the gameplay visuals in the COW:C was so great that it made the cutscenes stand out as very 'muddy'. Its not a deal breaker, but still kind of odd it wasn't polished. Does anyone know why they did it like that? Is it a storage space issue?

EDIT: @PirateThom below..That makes sense.

HolyOrangeCows2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

"except for the cutscenes which looked off"

Well, you can't really blame them; the original devs probably didn't keep the data to the animations. And Bluepoint probably doesn't have the resources to be recreating/rendering advanced cutscenes.

But it would have been COOL if they had.

badz1492714d ago

they can't remaster it due to it being not in-game or in-engine cutscenes. they were pre-rendered CGI thus the only way to make it better is to make entirely new cutscenes which will increase the production cost. that's why they were left untouched. same with sly and PoP. and I think ICO will be the same.

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PirateThom2714d ago

And that was sort of beyond their control. The movies were FMV rather than done in-engine, it's easier to upscale game assets than video.

Hellsvacancy2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

Hav u seen the fmvs in FF8? (PS3 port) they look really bad, pixelated etc, why o why i dont know (was gonna type "y o y i dont know" but i thouht itll blow your mind)

Akagi2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

It's kinda hard to upscale FMV cutscenes...

ALFAxD_CENTAURO2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

Also Final Fantasy and Metal Gear Solid HD Collections are coming, not announced yet, but are coming for sure, SCEA Rep said that.

Here it is the article:

''“The industry’s best developers are ReMastering their best games. Prince of Persia, Shadow of Colossus, and ICO are just the beginning. When fans see what Konami’s doing to the Metal Gear series, and what Square’s doing with Final Fantasy, they’re going to be very happy.”

He went on to say doing backwards Compatibility through HD ReMastering is best for gamers, developers, and the PlayStation 3. Gamers get to enjoy their favorite games in HD, with trophy support, ReMastered games fall under the Licensing for the PlayStation 3, and is consider a PS3 title, developers can reap a return on games they develop years ago,

Sony gets royalties for the new sales generated under the PlayStation 3 agreement for Remastered titles, so this is a plus for the Playstation pocket book.

Be prepared to play your favorite Playstation 2 classics in Stereoscopic 3D, HD, and in digital 7.1 surround sound. All this equipped on one gorges Blu-Ray Disc.''

Rythrine2714d ago

Oh man. Hope you're right about this. I'll be buying them day one.

MariaHelFutura2714d ago

The GTA collection would be an amazing disc.

dalibor2714d ago

I like all those games so yes I hope that they all do eventually make it to a store near me. Unless I use the internet.

Chris3992714d ago

Despite people universally hating on it. The game had a mature, political story, heaps of side-questing right from the get go, a very open world. Fran was kick-arse. Balthier had a rather Johnny Deppish swagger. Totally fun stuff.

I'd buy a trophy enabled XII again in a heartbeat.

DigitalRaptor2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

To be honest, that quote came from nowhere. I don't think it has a source.

But I hope it's true. All I really want is an HD collection for: Metal Gear Solid, GTA, Jak & Daxter and Zone of the Enders.

In fact, just the MGS Collection would suffice really!

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dalibor2714d ago

Glad these two games are getting a make over. Bring out more Sony. A Silent Hill pack would be hella cool or even a Resident Evil collection. So many games to choose from.... What would you guys/gals like to see remade in high definition?

Rythrine2714d ago

Xenogears...but it's a long shot :)

RedDead2714d ago

With Naruto UnS2 or Valkyria chronicles graphics, and VA. I would jizz.

BYE2714d ago

"A Silent Hill pack would be hella cool"


scar202714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

I want jak and daxter,ratchet and clank,and ff7 Dirge of Cerberus.

Edit:And also a MK hd remake of Deadly alliance,Deception,Armegeddon

Cajun Chicken2714d ago

Bluepoint is pretty awesome. I'm playing GoW1 on the God of War collection right now. It would be wise for Sony to swipe up this studio so we can have other HD anthologies such as Jak and Ratchet.
Sanzaru also. Once the remakes are over. They'd be great first party developers to unleash, I'm sure their bustling with creativity.

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