HD remake of Resident Evil will be cross-buy for PS3 / PS4, but there's a catch

By Shawn Knight ¬∑ 19 replies
Dec 23, 2014
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  1. Capcom's upcoming HD remake of Resident Evil is less than a month away. The title is now available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store and there's an added bonus for those that commit to buying the game early.

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  2. domyz

    domyz TS Booster Posts: 28   +31

    Where is the catch?
  3. Bao Nguyen

    Bao Nguyen TS Booster Posts: 61   +38

    That you have to pre-order the game
  4. Come on domyz. it's in the short article lol
  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,736   +3,757

    I'll be waiting for the PS5 version of the game. While a remake of a remake is nice, I like the Inception-esque nature of a remake of a remake of a remake. Though, I suppose Activision has been doing this for some years now, so the concept isn't so much new as is Capcom's adoption of it.
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  6. TheLastPanda

    TheLastPanda TS Member Posts: 78   +10

    According to steam there isn't any new content and the only game play change other than a better camera is a control scheme that "lets you just push the analog stick to move in the direction you want to go." Ground breaking. The trailer looks like they re-used the game-cube character models so they are surrounded by things that react to light much better than they do (like in the picture on top). I'm all for not letting graphics define a game but when you sell a game based only on graphics you should hold them to a higher standard.
  7. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Guru Posts: 354   +70

    I wonder if it still has the horrible control system of the original?
  8. I think the whole concept is laughable. Even on Steam you see "remastered in HD" of super old games and charging as much as AA games sell for - ridiculous!
  9. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,736   +3,757

    If I recall correctly, they will be including a "classic" control scheme specifically to recreate that experience.
  10. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    So, essentially Resident Evil the First has been on every system known to man. I've played it on PS, Gamecube, Dreamcast and the PS2. I can't imagine it will be much different from all of those times.
  11. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,264   +436

    lol considering there are consoles out before the first playstation it isn't on every system known to man!

    Unless there is a neo-geo/NES/Sega genesis version I never heard about.
  12. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    Someone doesn't understand irony. Of course it hasn't been on every system known to man thus the use of the word "essentially". However, it has been on every system since the release of the original PS, which numbers in the double-digits. Thus, the irony of the sentence "So, essentially Resident Evil the First has been on every system known to man."

    I really wish I didn't have to explain that.
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  13. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Evangelist Posts: 378   +112

    Thankfully this is only $20 on consoles. Which is a far cry from the $50-60+ for a game, which we've all grown used to and just usually wait for sales. Why jump into a broken game these days? Unless you have the time and money to spare.
  14. risc32

    risc32 TS Addict Posts: 209   +96

    I'm with you. I don't see any "catch".
  15. Pretty sure the hd remake has been 0n pc f0r like 2 years n0w................didnt they remake this f0r the gamecube as well?
  16. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,736   +3,757

    When the Inception business model is in play, it is difficult to establish where one remake begins and another ends.

    Merry Christmas......possibly.
  17. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +67

    You bunch of bah humbugs!!!! I played this game on the ps1 when it first came out and it was epic. Scary. Creaking doors for loading screens, great story, nearly turning into a gerbil sandwich :)

    It's brilliant and I didn't play the Nintendo GameCube remake but I do want to get this on next gen because I have a fiancé I want to play it through with. It's great. It's the first survival horror I remember and I can't wait to play it on Xbox one. Anyone dismissing it based on it being just a rehash can do so. For me and my generation of mates it's gaming history I can't wait to relive.

    Edit:: also the control system made it more difficult which increased the tension so I'll probably stick with that for nostalgia
  18. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,264   +436

    O I understand irony.

    I just saw nothing ironic about your statement!
  19. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    I doubt you understand irony.
  20. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    Another remake...whoop-de-doo.
    indianacarnie likes this.

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