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Babylon 5 Games Coming? 39

Johjn Callaham writes "Today at Gamecloud we chat with J. Michael Straczynski, the creator of the sc-fi TV show Babylon 5. He hints that a new game based on the show is a real possibility." From the article: "Every year or so, WB makes noises about a B5 game...and they're making them again this year. Whether or not this actually goes anywhere this time, we'll have to see. Certainly the B5 universe is almost tailor-made for a game, especially an immersive, online experience."
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  • Re:The sad part... (Score:2, Interesting)

    by BlueHands ( 142945 ) on Tuesday November 15, 2005 @02:31AM (#14032708)
    I remember reading a review (circa 1999) on the still-born B5 rts game. The models in game for the "Angle Fish of death" were about 1000 polygons, while the tv were about 100,000. Looking quickly, it seems that many models for Unreal Tournament today will come in around 3000 polygons. Kind of a scale difference.

    Still, a B5 game would rock and look awesome on modern hardware.
  • Re:The sad part... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by iainl ( 136759 ) on Tuesday November 15, 2005 @05:56AM (#14033320)
    No, the really sad part is that Netter Digital were contractually obliged to destroy all files with the model and scene data on, and Warners accidentally destroyed their backups as well. So even though you're right that modern hardware could practically render at least the first season or two in realtime already, the files don't exist any more to do so.

    That's why every digital effects shot on the HD broadcast and DVD release looks so poor - they couldn't re-render them and so we've just got the low-res 4x3 output done for the original broadcast left.
  • Re:The sad part... (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 15, 2005 @08:13AM (#14033657)
    They do exist, I have a full set of all models used from the Pilot through to the River of Souls movie. They arent supposed to exist but they do.

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