The Real-Time Over Pre-Rendered Movies wiki last edited by Jagged85 on 01/24/14 08:37PM View full history

This was a technique that started appearing in the arcades in 1983 with the help of Laserdisc technology, with titles such as Astron Belt and Bega's Battle. It later gained popularity on home systems with the release of the Sega CD a decade later, with StarBlade, Bram Stoker's Dracula and Silpheed. It was primarily used in the PSX era in games that used pre-rendered backgrounds. By playing back a full motion video (FMV) behind the in-game characters the game could reach unprecedented visual quality while still letting the player control the character on screen in real time.

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