A Resident Evil 3 fan shows what the 2020 remake would look like if it came out in the 90s, giving it a PlayStation 1 look and feel.
A recent video shows what the remake of Resident Evil 3 could have looked like had it come out on the PS1, making the modern game match the style of its more retro predecessors. Turning the clock back on modern titles is quite common these days, especially when it comes to horror games. A recent example of a “demake” is the person who imagined the original Resident Evil as a 16-bit Genesis game, giving Capcom’s iconic survival title a more isometric look suited for the early 90s.
With the success of the Resident Evil remakes, most notably RE2 in 2019, the developer is moving forward with its flagship series, not only with reimaginings of previous entries, but also with brand-new installments. Essentially, the RE franchise is alive and well, which is good news given the shaky period it experienced around the fifth and sixth games. However, as advanced as the newer releases are in terms of visuals and the modern way they play, there are those who want to know what things would have been like if they came out decades ago.
In a recent video, the YouTube channel Rustic Games BR gives some idea of what the 2020 remake of Resident Evil 3 would look like if it had launched on the OG PlayStation console. It shows the intro sequence in which Jill Valentine wakes up in her apartment, but there is a slight difference in how the scene plays out when compared to the official remake. This video doesn’t represent any fan game currently in development and is instead more of a concept. However, many older gamers don’t have to use their imagination too much to picture a retro RE3 because the original third game came out in 1999 on PS1.
This is also not the first time Rustic Games BR has released videos of this nature. Not long ago, they imagined what Elden Ring might look like as a PS1 game, as well as uploading footage showing a demake of The Callisto Protocol as though it was a much more antiquated horror release.
With the remake of Resident Evil 4 due to launch soon, gamers have something new to look forward to, with the upcoming game continuing the trend of Capcom reviving beloved RE installments for modern audiences. However, what Rustic Games BR shows is not only how far development has come over the years, but how interesting it is to see contemporary releases as retro titles.
Resident Evil 3 Remake is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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