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Wii couldn’t draw RE5′s loading screen, says Capcom

Saturday, 25th October 2008 08:40 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Speaking to Xbox World 360, Resident Evil 5 producer Masachika Kawata has explained clearly why Resident Evil 5 won’t appear on Wii: it simply isn’t possible.

“Even the title screen of this couldn’t have been done on PS2 or Wii,” he said.

There’s loads more through there, including what the loss of Shinji Mikami’s meant to the team and why survival horror’s like Jaws.

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  1. Psychotext

    Ouch… that’s not very nice. :)

    #1 6 years ago
  2. morriss

    Isn’t the Wii for true gamers who don’t care about graphics anyway?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Shatner

    The article doesn’t quote “graphics” anyway.

    Come to think of it, the article doesn’t mention a “loading screen” either, even though the headline does.

    I wonder what other bits have been misreported?

    Basicattentiontodetailfail

    #3 6 years ago
  4. morriss

    yeah it says title screen. same difference innit

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Shatner

    Categorically, there are clearly defined differences between “loading screen” and “title screen”. In fact there have been since home-computing began over 20 years ago.

    Try to keep up.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. ecu

    Eh? Loading screen and title screen are totally different things. There’s no loading going on during the title screen.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. morriss

    :mrgreen:

    #7 6 years ago
  8. DUFFKING

    O RLY?

    /loads up NG2
    /watches as the game spends 30 minutes loading when I hit start

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Big Stu

    It’s a pretty moronic thing to say on Kawata’s part.

    I mean, 99.9% of us that would like to see the game on the Wii know that it would need a heavy downgrade from how it’s looking right now…but RE4 still looks perfectly acceptable to me, why couldn’t it be toned down to that sort of level?

    #9 6 years ago
  10. morriss

    Yeah, RE4 looks fine.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Smartypants

    LOL @ all the waggle-fanboys taking this comment personally. Just go play some waggle party-game and quit whining.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. David

    I waggle regularly but not on a wii :P rofl

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Big Stu

    “LOL @ all the waggle-fanboys taking this comment personally. Just go play some waggle party-game and quit whining.”

    Who took it personally?

    But ya know, kudos for having nothing to contribute other than spouting the f-word.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Telepathic.Geometry

    As far as I understand it, the Wii is physically incapable of outputting a signal at 720p resolution, so it’s categorically correct to say that the Wii can’t even draw the Playstation/Xbox 360 boot sequence screens.

    This is not news.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. ecu

    It’s a pretty interesting comment. He’s the developer/producer, though, so he would know what he’s talking about. Moreso than, say, a random Wii fan on the internet thinking they know more.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Big Stu

    Not one single person in this topic has said anything that isn’t true though. And no one has said that what he’s saying is wrong.

    Jesus people, get your facts right before trying to look smart.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. No_PUDding

    Wish I was here earlier to make a smarmy remark. Lord knows I want to!

    #17 6 years ago