Write what you are looking for and press enter to begin your search!

Logo
live-news-icon

Live News

MSC 2024 Announces US$3 Million Prize Pool': In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // No Rest For The Wicked Launches In Early Access This April: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // Genshin Impact 4.5 Update Arrives This March: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here
post-16 post-13

Original Metroid Prime Devs Aren’t Fans Of New Remaster; Here’s Why

It really sucks when your name is omitted from the credits, especially in remasters of games you’ve worked hard on back in the day. That’s what’s happening with ex-devs of the Metroid Prime series.

Ex-Retro Studio senior gameplay engineer for Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2, Zoid Kirsh, has expressed disappointment about the Metroid Prime remaster because the original staff of the Gamecube original weren’t listed in the new credits.

Rather than listing everyone on the original game, the remaster just uses a single screen that says the following:

“Based on the work of Metroid Prime original Nintendo GameCube and Wii Version development staff.”

Kirsch said that “While many studios did amazing work on the remaster”, he’s “let down Metroid Prime’s Remaster does not include the full original game credits”.

“I worked with so many amazing people on the game and everyone’s name should be included in the remaster, not just a single card like this.”

Others like ex-Retro Studio coder Jack Mathews also chimed in:

The topic of crediting developers in video games is still a point of contention, especially when it comes to remasters, remakes, and even online mobile games. For example, it’s common for people to get removed from the credits for mobile gacha games with each new update, because sometimes the old programmers and coders who worked on the original game will be replaced with new ones if the gacha game lives longer than 3 years. There’s really no regulation for this sort of thing, unfortunately. Here’s a quote from a Video Games Chronicle interview with ex-Alone In The Dark series programmer Katharine Neil on the subject of credits:

“Some gamers don’t realise how important this issue is for us professionally. Many seem to think it’s about bruised egos or something. No – like film and TV – it’s about getting hired for the next job and not looking like a liar on your CV.

There are still no industry standards that developers can count on their employers to adhere to. And I think the fact that many people still don’t even know that those IGDA crediting standards exist says something.

And one thing I can say for sure is it’s something game developers do worry about – i.e. will I get punished in the credits by a vindictive boss, or will I be unfairly credited if I have to leave this project early.”

Related News

post-07
Kung Fu Panda 4 Trailer Teases Return Of Tai Lung & A New Dragon Warrior

DreamWorks Animation Studios has unveiled the first trailer for the upcoming Kung Fu Panda 4. After three death-defying adventures defeating world-...

post-07
Judas Is A New First-Person Shooter From Former BioShock Devs

During The Game Awards 2022, Judas was unveiled, a new single-player, narrative first-person shooter developed by Ghost Story Games, a studio led by K...

post-07
Legendary Pokemon Spotted in Detective Pikachu's Latest Trailer

The photorealistic cuddly detective buddy Pikachu gets a new trailer for Detective Pikachu, and there's a Legendary Pokemon! The trailer doesn't r...

Write a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tournament Tool Kit

Kakuchopurei Community

Popular Posts

post-17
Introducing The Kakuchopurei YouTube Membership Program!
post-17
Foamstars: The Best Characters To Play
post-17
Honkai Star Rail 2.0: Black Swan Best Build & Team
post-17
Palworld: All The Guides You Need For 2024’s Surprise Survival Game Hit
post-17
How To Find & Fight Katsuhiro Harada In Tekken 8
post-17
Prince Of Persia: The Lost Crown Walkthrough & Guide
post-17
The Best Game Music Of 2023
post-17
Delicious In Dungeon Starts The New Year Tastefully
post-17
The Games Of 2024: Our Picks & Highlights
post-17
Kakuchopurei SEA Indie Game Awards & Appreciation 2023
post-17
Kakuchopurei’s Best Games Of 2023
post-17
Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising Tier List | The First Few Weeks
post-17
Main Game: How To Watch Malaysia’s Premiere Video Game Show Created By Kakuchopurei & RTM
post-17
Marvel’s What If…? Crew Explains Why They Went 3D Over 2D & A Scrapped Episode That Was Too Close To GOTG 3
post-17
Hawkeye Episode 6 Finale Easter Eggs & Breakdown
post-17
We Talk To Hayden Christensen About Star Wars, Sequels, & Prequels
post-17
Sea Of Stars Might Get DLC Post-Launch
post-17
The Book Of Boba Fett Episode 7 Breakdown & Easter Eggs Explained