Last year, we heard whispers of a potential Resident Evil 4 remake, likely in the same vein as the remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3. This wouldn’t be surprising, given how important the entry was for the success of the series.
Even if you don’t like Resident Evil 4, you can’t deny that it made Resident Evil even more popular than it already was, and left its mark on gaming forever.
Originally, the Capcom underling studio, M-Two, was supposedly helming the project, likely to keep the main team’s hands free for use on Resident Evil Village.
Now, however, that may have changed.
Video game news site Video Games Chronicle, or VGC, says that sources have begun to murmur that the project may have been handed back to the main team, with intents to overhaul much of the plan for the title.
Dev 1 likely now leading Resident Evil 4 development
There’s plenty to speculate on here, but VGC’s leading theory is that disappointment in the missing pieces of Resident Evil 3 from the remake contributed to tension between Division 1, the main development team at Capcom, and M-Two, with the latter wanting to guide a more faithful adaptation.
Since M-Two was partially responsible for Resident Evil 3, it’s possible that the studio was a tad gun-shy when it comes to any changes being made to the original Resident Evil 4‘s framework. Conversely, Capcom has always been adamant that the remakes are re-imaginings, not intended to be one-to-one transfers.
Starting Somewhere In The Middle
With this change of devs, the sources are pretty confident saying that Resident Evil 4‘s development has been at least partially rebooted. This means that its release might be delayed as much as a year, putting the launch window in 2023.
Apparently, this isn’t exactly strange at Capcom. These sources say that both Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 saw similar changes during development. That wouldn’t be surprising, especially given the info we have about their original status as dual launches.
Grain of Salt
It’s important to note, however, that this is still just rumor. After all, everything outside of the Ragnar hack that exposed the existence of the Resident Evil 4 remake is unconfirmed.
We’ll have to wait until official confirmation before we see the full picture.