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Capcom covers more HD Remix ground

Posted by Jon 'Catalyst' Grey • November 7, 2008 at 3:47 p.m. PST • Comments: 0
Capcom covers more HD Remix ground Seth Killian and Christian Svensson are back on the Unity Boards to deal more dirt on HD Remix.

They discuss differences in the wide screen and full screen formats, plus they go a little more in-depth on the submission time.
Are the life bars in HD Remix smaller in widescreen mode?

Seth: Yes, they are smaller in widescreen so the appearance of damage remains identical no matter which view players choose. This helps you get a better sense for how much damage things are doing more quickly.

Since the game doesn't give you damage percentages (just total # of combo hits), having an easily-measured lifebar is the most direct way of conveying the info across the two different view options.

How long does the approval process for a downloadable title usually take?

Sven: Depends on the territory and the time of year/how busy the submissions team is. It also depends on territories.

SCEA and MS can turn things around in 5-7 days most times. SCEE is closer to two weeks but they have a system where you can see the progress and bugs as they're testing (which means, you can anticipate your pass or fail and potentially be ready to have a resubmission ready to go when you fail). That said, you generally want to get reports from SCEA and SCEE, fix all issues and resubmit to both at the same time so it's not always such a benefit easy. SCAsia is a bit easier on the submission side as their evaluation focuses mostly on the material submissions, not on code approval (provided you have code approval from SCEA or SCEE).

So when you fail out, it generally takes a few days to turn a new build. We tend to then put that new candidate back through our test groups for 48 hours and if it comes out clean/addressing the issues (without introducing new issues, which can and does happen) then it gets turned back in. In short, it's usually about five to six days after a fail report before you're resubmitted and the process begins again.

So to reiterate, if you don't pass, it's usually another two weeks minimum before you could possibly have approval (and that's assuming you don't bounce a second time). I've said it before and I'll say it again... digital submissions are even more difficult than physical submission. There's more TRCs/TCRs to worry about getting hung up on.
Sven also noted that HD Remix will weigh in at roughly 600 megabytes.
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