Lucasarts was working on Day of the Tentacle HD

edited September 2013 in General Chat

Here's your official "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO" news of the day - it seems that, before the Disney buyout, Lucasarts was working on, and had finished about 80% of, an HD version of Day of the Tentacle. I'm gonna go cry now.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/09/28/canceled-lucasarts-games-included-day-of-the-tentacle-hd

Comments

  • If I ever had to explain the meaning of an 'unreliable source', the idea of a kotaku report picked up from IGN would certainly help with forming the image. :(

    A lot is possible, but that 80% finished gets a 2% credibility from me, and not more.

  • It wouldn't be the first time they've scrapped something that was almost done.

    Vainamoinen posted: »

    If I ever had to explain the meaning of an 'unreliable source', the idea of a kotaku report picked up from IGN would certainly help with forming the image. A lot is possible, but that 80% finished gets a 2% credibility from me, and not more.

  • Well if that is true, then that is depressing, but Kotaku news picked up by IGN, the odds are not good.

  • Why cancel 1313? God dammit

  • edited September 2013

    Would they have had to redo all the voices? They probably hadn't been recorded at high enough standard (technically speaking) before.

    I thought the old voices were PERFECTION.

  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited September 2013

    It depends. Sometimes games back then were recorded in high quality on DAT tapes and then compressed before they were shipped (if I remember correctly, this was the case with Beneath a Steel Sky).

    I'd imagine that a company like LucasArts (that's a division of a multi-million dollar company) would be one of the companies that would have spent the money to do this (especially since it was released during a time when their charter was still to make innovative and technologically advanced video games).

    MtnPeak posted: »

    Would they have had to redo all the voices? They probably hadn't been recorded at high enough standard (technically speaking) before. I thought the old voices were PERFECTION.

  • True. But would it be the first time they've scrapped something that was almost done without ever advertising it?

    tobar posted: »

    It wouldn't be the first time they've scrapped something that was almost done.

  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited September 2013

    Certainly not. First Assault will attest to that.

    In fact, the credibility of the Day of the Tentacle remake goes up a bit when you look at the fact Lucasfilm renewed the Maniac Mansion trademarks last year (First Assault was first discovered through Lucasfilm domain registrations, so it's not too much of a leap).

    Vainamoinen posted: »

    True. But would it be the first time they've scrapped something that was almost done without ever advertising it?

  • Anyone know if there were any screen shots released of this? Any leaks?

    I think this is one of the greatest games of all time (and I'm a Sierra partisan... hehe) and the animation and art style is perfect. I would have been concerned about it losing some of its charm in the upgrade, but if it could have been done well then that would have been amazing.

  • Hopefully they still hold on to it.

    LucasArts usually had such amazing voice work in their adventures, even at a time when competitors still had some lousy acting even in big budget titles.

    Jennifer posted: »

    It depends. Sometimes games back then were recorded in high quality on DAT tapes and then compressed before they were shipped (if I

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