Rumor Says that Capcom is Remaking Resident Evil 4
Capcom is reportedly working on a Resident Evil 4 remake, tentatively scheduled for release in 2022. The news comes from Video Games Chronicle, with further corroboration from noted Resident Evil leaker AestheticGamer on Twitter.
If those names sound familiar, it's because both were also involved in providing and supporting information about the upcoming Resident Evil 8.
According to AestheticGamer, the RE4 remake has been in the works since at least 2018 and talked about internally for even longer. VGC says the studio working on the RE4 remake is M-Two, the studio founded by Platinum Games' former leader Tatsuya Minami.
The studio also worked on the recent (short but satisfying) Resident Evil 3 remake, using it as a sort of training project to help out with RE4.
There's a bit more I can add though. M-Two was developed with this project in mind, it was always their plan to remake RE4. RE4 Remake's development began in 2018, and by the time it releases (aiming for 2022, but it may slip back further, who knows) it'll have been in dev for 4+— AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem (@AestheticGamer1) April 12, 2020
AestheticGamer added to this information by saying part of the Resident Evil 2 remake team and the Devil May Cry 5 team have joined the project as well. As such, the RE4 remake team is significantly larger than the teams that worked on the RE2 and RE3 remakes.
Shinji Mikami, the game's original director, isn't part of the team because other obligations but has reportedly given his blessing and counsel.
Needless to say, the RE4 remake reaction has been split. Many consider it the pinnacle of action games, while others point out most games from the GameCube and PS2 era could use some polish, however well-made they might be.
Whatever the case, we're still a good ways out from the projected Resident Evil 4 remake release date, though AestheticGamer also says it's possible we'll hear more about it soon.
The original story is over on Video Games Chronicles' website. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more RE4 remake news.