Do We Really Need Skyrim And Dead Rising Remasters/Remakes?

Rich Drummodn of Gaming Tech United writes:

"Ever since the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 hit the market, remastered versions of games have been a part of their libraries. Some developers put a lot of heart and soul into these upgrades, while other games show the hand of publishers and higher-ups pushing forcing the developers to get a product to the market. According to leaks and rumors, two “remastered” games that we will be getting are new versions of Skyrim and the original Dead Rising. The question is will these games be the former or the later? Do we even need these remasters in the first place?"

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gangsta_red1793d ago

I thought DR was going to be a remake/re-imagining? Or does it also come with a remastered version of DR1?

GamingTechUnited1793d ago

We dive into that in the article. Personally I use remaster to cover games of that nature as well. I don't really use "remaster" as a dirty word. I reference the Ratchet & Clank game as a remaster, but love completely love that game.

gangsta_red1793d ago

But a remaster would be something complete different right? From my understanding a remake would be a totally different game that uses the original source material. A remaster is taking the old game and just adding updated sprites and audio.

It's like the remastered version of Ghostbusters and the new remake. Same name, same premise, totally different story and plot.

I believe DR4 will be a completely new game that will do the same. Who knows, I guess we'll see at E3.

GamingTechUnited1793d ago


Well, either way, we updated the headline to avoid confusion. :)

dcbronco1792d ago

Damn right we do. All these years of remasters and I finally get Skyrim and now some complain about remasters. Skyrim was one of the best selling games of all time, if any game deserves a remaster it does.

Lord_of_Cinder1792d ago

Ratchet & Clank is not a remaster game. Is a re imagined game. There is a difference that you don't seem to understand.

NapalmSanctuary1792d ago

Ratchet & Clank 2016 is a remake.

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NapalmSanctuary1792d ago

A remaster is when you take old code and assets and doll it up for modern consoles. A remake is when everything is built from the ground up. Resident Evil 2002 is a remake, while Resident Evil HD is a remaster.

naruga1793d ago

basically no ..smthing they probably found out the hard way (add also the overrated lame Bioshock collection ..who the hell asked for these games..:/? )

Herbalistic1793d ago

Dead Rising isn't getting remastered

GamingTechUnited1793d ago

Dead Rising 4 is rumored to be a re-imagining/remake of the original. In the article we dive more into the situation to explain it to the reader.

KindaGrump1793d ago

Hmm. I think that the Dead Rising one could be intriguing. Like the article says, since it's a re-imagining, there should be a lot of hard work put into it, so it could be something special. As for the Skyrim remaster, it doesn't personally intrigue me. It's not going to offer anything I haven't gotten on my PC. Might be cool for console owners though?

NinjaRichParty1793d ago

I'm in the same boat, man. My PC version has a bunch of mods running on it and is already at the maximum graphical setting. This is cool for people who can't run the game on their PC, if mods really do come, but it's not for me.

-Foxtrot1793d ago

Dead Rising is a remake-retelling, like what Capcom did for Resident Evil

I'm fine with that, they take the past experience, remake and add onto it

As for Skyrim...well it does have mod support If they make sure the mod support is full of content at launch for both consoles then it won't be as bad.

Would be nice if they maybe add a small new expansion for it in the future, or maybe take a current mod one, add onto it and make it official.

GamingTechUnited1793d ago

I hope something special is added to the Skyrim version. I just don't know that mods and small graphical tweaks are enough to sell this game again. Maybe at a $30-$40 price tag?

_-EDMIX-_1792d ago

lol, I love how you think its being done just for you.

:"enough to sell this game again"

Many might be buying it for the first time bud, its not all about you.

Paytaa1793d ago

I'm kind of hoping that the rumor is half-true and we end up getting TES Anthology for consoles.

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