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DonFerrari said:
Burning Typhoon said:

If memory serves, Resident Evil: Code Veronica was renamed (It was supposed to be resident evil 3) Because Sony had a deal with Capcom to have a resident evil trilogy released on the PS1.  Resident Evil 3 was developed probably by an outsourced studio.  Of course they had access to everything used in RE2's development, but rendering the same scenes at different angles no doubt took a while.

Remake 3 isn't going to have pre-rendered backgrounds, and will take place in much of the same areas as resident evil 2.  Items like handguns, cranks, etc don't need to be redone either.  same area, same time period.  Some things will be marginally different as the setting collapses to the zombie outbreak, but these are minor things that aren't the same as creating entirely new areas and scenes.

So RE3's development time really shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.

Yep not surprised by the time it took, but agree with Hiku that Capcom moved from tight budget to taking their bets and collecting the prize.

Had no idea RE3 was outsourced, I did love it.

Again, don't quote me on that.  And with rumors of Remake 3 being outsourced, it's even harder to find that information about the original game.  I don't remember for certain.  But I do certainly remember that Code Veronica was supposed to be RE3 until it got renamed, and sony got RE3 put on PS1.  That much at least, is 100% factual.