Albert Marin, one of the driving forces behind the Resident Evil 4 HD Project, has confirmed that he now has a job in the video game industry (thanks, VGC).
Spaniard Marin – who started the mod in 2014 alongside Cris Morales – has joined Nightdive Studios, a company specialising in retro remasters. Nightdive's recent projects include Turok Dinosaur Hunter, Doom 64, Quake, Shadow Man Remastered and PowerSlave Exhumed.
"I’m really happy because I’m finally and for the first time in my life working in the videogame industry," Marin says in a recent update for the mod, which hit version 1.0 early last year.
The Resident Evil 4 HD Project is unique in that it requires you to have a copy of the PC version, as it doesn’t make use of any of Capcom‘s original textures. Almost every texture in the game is replaced, while some 2D objects are substituted for improved 3D models.
Such was Marin's dedication to the mod, he travelled to the same real-world Spanish and Welsh locations where Capcom originally took photography for the game's textures and retook more detailed photos for use in the mod.
Capcom has recently remade Resident Evil 4 for modern platforms.