Silent Hill HD Collection was ported via unfinished code
- Posted May 28th, 2012 at 06:23 EDT by Mike Harradence
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The Silent Hill HD Collection was ported using incomplete versions of both Silent Hill 2 and 3, according to Senior Associate Producer Tomm Hulett.
Speaking to 1UP in a feature on high-definition remasters, Hulett revealed that Konami was no longer in possession of the complete source code for the survival horror classics. As such, the HD Collection was cobbled together using unfinished versions of both games.
“We got all the source code that Konami had on file – which it turns out wasn’t the final release version of the games,” he said.
“So during debug we didn’t just have to deal with the expected ‘porting’ bugs, but also had to squash some bugs that the original team obviously removed prior to release, but we’d never seen before.”
“A lot of assets such as textures and sound had to be taken out of the compiled game, and that brings with it a host of unique issues, especially taken on top of the tricky coding workarounds at play in the original games. We certainly had our hands full. I think at one point Heather was blue,” he added.
Silent Hill HD Collection was released in April for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. However, the bundle was heavily criticised by critics and gamers alike for numerous visual and audio discrepancies when compared to the original versions.
- 8:36am EDT - May 28th, 2012
This is just sad. Two of my most favorite, not to mention amazing games released basically broken. God job Konami.
- 2:32pm EDT - May 28th, 2012
Maybe they'll pull a Sony and re-release it with the updated assets and bug free and what-not, and let you trade it in like the Fifth Element bluray.
- 8:25am EDT - May 29th, 2012
Makes me want to run right out and buy it, no, sorry, not... don't developers get it, there are TONS of games to select from, why would I want to spend money and time on a game that is half-heartily cobbled together. It is sad such classics are not treated with more respect and dignity. Let's hope someday there will be SH-HD-2 that is done the right way... until then, I can manage to find other games to play.
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- 9:12am EDT - May 29th, 2012
I was looking forward to that - I hadn't played either of those games but always thought they looked very interesting, and I love horror. I thought I'd be playing glorious hi-def versions of them. Oh well, maybe pick them up some day when they're in the clearance bin for five bucks. Thanks Konami.
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