If you were a little bummed out about the quality of Mega Man X4 and Mega Man 8's animated cutscenes in Mega Man X Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, then you really need to see this.
A one VJ Ravenlight has used machine learning AI to "remaster" the opening cutscenes from Mega Man X4 and Mega Man 8 in full 1080p, extracted from their original 320x240 source. You can watch X4's HD intro above (Japanese version here) and Mega Man 8's (Rockman 8 ver. only for now) right here.
Mind you, these aren't *perfect* conversions. It's next to impossible to truly remaster these cutscenes without access to the original film or cels. Nevertheless, it's true: these cutscenes have never looked this good in any official capacity.
VJ Ravenlight has informed me that he's currently working on 1080p versions of every animated cutscene from EVERY PlayStation-era Mega Man game (MM8, X4–X6). These videos will be posted to his YouTube channel in the near future.
All in all, this is some real admirable work. I can't wait to see what comes next!