10 Amazing Video Games With INCREDIBLY Short Development Times
10. Resident Evil 2 - 18 Months (Sort Of)
Resident Evil 2 has found its place comfortably in the annals
of gaming history. It has even had a well-received remake, that reintroduced
this ultimate survival horror game to a new generation of gamers. It would be
hard to tell when playing the game, but the original had a rocky time in
After the popular release of Resident Evil by Capcom, a
sequel was a no brainer. They had a good premise and a big enough fan base that
they could easily expand on the original idea. The team had around One and a
half years to develop this project, not an insurmountable time frame for them.
Around halfway through development, when a partially working
version of the game existed, development was suddenly scrapped. It is estimated
that the game was 60 % – 80 % complete at this point. It was later said that
some designers were just not happy with the game and wanted it to be reworked.
This means that the
development of a great deal of Resident evil 2 happened in a six to nine-month
time frame after this redesign, quite a task. A version of the original still
exists online and is referred to as Resident Evil 1.5. I guess we should be
glad they did rework it or we might not have this classic horror series.