Ursprünglich wollte man die Videos lediglich hochskalieren, musste dann aber feststellen, dass das Ausgangsmaterial von der (zu) niedrig aufgelösten PSP-Version zu keiner befriedigenden Qualität führte.
"Between Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta we had over an hour of pre-rendered cinematics, and the gap in video resolution between our PSP source footage and full HD was so extreme that no matter how many custom video up-scale solutions we tried, there was just a glaring quality difference between the 1080p real-time gameplay and the video", meint Nathan Phail-Liff, Art Director bei Ready at Dawn. "It was pretty demoralizing for us to play the game in beautiful HD and hit a cinematic trigger where Kratos looked like he was rendered through a dirty sock, so we realized we would just have to bite the bullet and properly re-render all cinematics in full 1080p. To do this we ported all of our cinematic scenes to the PS3 and, months and terabytes of data later, had every single frame re-rendered in HD through the new Collection’s engine. From there we had to up-rez all of the post production effects and re-composite every single cinematic again in HD, giving us a final result that blended seamlessly with the in-game quality."
Die Origins Collection soll im September bei uns erscheinen. Neben der aufgebohrten Auflösung bekommt die Sammlung außerdem noch eine 3D-Unterstützung.