As reported recently, House of the Dead 3 made its way to the PlayStation Network. Sometime in the future, House of the Dead 4 will be joining the PSN line-up, but did you know it took almost one year to port the game to the PS3? Hit the jump to read the quote explaining the process!
“It took almost a year to adapt The House of the Dead 4 for the console, from the initial game design to the product,” a Sega representative explained in an e-mail to Siliconera. “The main obstacles in converting The House of the Dead 4 from the Lindbergh board to the PS3 were the OpenGL and the data format conversion. Also, the PS3 has only 256MB of RAM while the Lindbergh board has 1GB, making the conversion challenging.”
”We did more than simply upscale the resolution to 720p. We brought the game render buffer up to 720p as well,” says SEGA “This makes the graphic quality and resolution far superior to all of the previous versions. In addition, we have re-made almost all of the UIs [user interface] in HD resolution.”
So there ya go! Not only is the game coming to your living room, but it is getting an overhaul to boot! I for one am excited for this since I have only enjoyed HOTD 4 a handful of times in the arcade. It is also reassuring to know that Sega is taking the time to make sure their ports are 100% ready. Anyone else plan on picking this up? Or are you sick of the zombie outbreak trend? Or do you prefer watching The Walking Dead while tightly holding your “Move Controller,” in fear. You can be honest, we don’t bite.
[Source: Sega Bits]