Quoted from frolic:
See Alien for the "development hell" that can happen when you try to work outside their pre-approved images.
I remember Andrew Heighway at the start of it explaining to me that the package of stuff they sent them was filled with grainy black and white photos from the 1970s. Basically completely unusable for their purposes. From all the cash burn that resulted he doesn't own his company any more.
Oh man, don't get me started. At least on these modern titles you're pretty much able to get some nice high rez marketing material. It took literally months to get someone at Fox to hunt down an image of the original egg poster that was even usable quality, and not a grainy postage stamp jpeg.
I don't want to derail things too much since this is a JJP thread, so I won't post a bunch of stuff here, but one of the craziest things about the "grainy black and white photos from the 1970s" was all the concept posters they included for some reason. I think this one is probably my favorite:
It's kinda cool in a "huh, things could have been utterly different" kind of way, but yeah, wasn't exactly *useful* in any way.
That's the full resolution by the way, Pinside is not shrinking it. Whole folders full of stuff that size, barely big enough for a website slideshow. Even if you're not a print expert I think you can get that trying to put that on a playfield would be an exercise in frustration.