Resident Evil 4 Remake Could Be Very Different, New Report Says

Resident Evil 4 remake will reportedly not follow the original faithfully after an internal shakeup and soft reboot.

Capcom is reportedly working on a Resident Evil 4 remake, but Video Games Chronicle's Andy Robinson reports there's been a significant re-think on how development will proceed.

VGC's sources say the delay stems from disagreement over the course Resident Evil 4 remake should take. Studio M-Two and Tatsuya Minami reportedly want to remain faithful to the original RE 4, while Capcom's production team wants flexibility.

Robinson said Capcom envisions a Resident Evil 4 remake that builds on story, mechanics, and even environment from the original, but doesn't stick to it all the way through. As such, Capcom's Division 1 team — the team responsible for most Resident Evil games and Devil May Cry — will take a leading role in Resident Evil 4 remake's production following a soft project reboot.

What that means for the final product naturally remains unknown, since it hasn't even been officially announced yet. However, VGC's sources believe the reboot will push RE 4 remake's release date back to 2023.

Meanwhile, there's still plenty of Resident Evil goodness to look forward to. Resident Evil Village releases May 7, alongside the all-new multiplayer game RE: Verse.

[Source: Video Games Chronicle]


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jan. 22nd 2021

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