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Capcom Overhauls Plans for Resident Evil 4 Remake, According to Rumor

Capcom Overhauls Plans for Resident Evil 4 Remake, According to Rumor - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2021 / 1,920 Views

The Resident Evil 4 remake has been rumored to be in development since 2018 at M-Two, however, that has since changed and the development on the game is now being led by Capcom’s Consumer Games Development Division 1. This is according to sources who spoke with VideoGamesChronicle.

M-Two contributed to the development of the Resident Evil 3 remake, since a key project review in late 2020, the developer's role on the Resident Evil 4 remake has been reduced, according to the sources familiar with the project. 

Capcom Overhauls Plans for Resident Evil 4 Remake, Rumor

The report says the change in lead developer was due to M-Two wanting to faithfully reproduce the format of the original Resident Evil 4, while Capcom wanted to go in a direction that takes inspiration from the original, but introduces new features, story elements, and environments. This is similar to how Mr. X was reimagined in the Resident Evil 2 remake.

The sources say the Resident Evil 4 remake will now be partially rebooted under the new lead developer, which means the game might not release now until 2023. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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9 Comments
Ashadelo (on 23 January 2021)

Does RE4 really need a remake? Just replayed the HD version and still looks pretty good.

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2zosteven (on 25 January 2021)

you know you will play this!

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KLAMarine (on 24 January 2021)

I LOVE RE4. One of my all-time favorites. Curious to see what they do with this.

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rapsuperstar31 (on 23 January 2021)

I don't need it as Resident Evil 4 still looks good today, but I will buy it up when it comes out. Would also love to see a Code Veronica remake, I thought that game was fantastic.

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Azzanation (on 24 January 2021)

If Capcom didn't re-release RE4 1000 times than this would be much welcomed, unfortunately this game had so many ports it unstayed its welcome. The game is not hard to find, it has had improvements like RE4 HD on Steam and its available almost everywhere. Does this game deserve a Remake? No, Capcom should go remake the real RE3 Code Veronica.

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Spike0503 (on 24 January 2021)

RE4 really doesn't need a remake. Specially since its camera has become a standard in Third person shooters to this day. At best they can only tweak it and give a few quality of life improvements like walking and aiming. At worst they'll cut parts of the original game like what happened with that PoS "remake" of RE3. I'm a big RE fan but I'm not interested in this at all.

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Podings (on 23 January 2021)

Remaking this game now is probably going to be more of a showpiece of what technology CAN'T do yet.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 23 January 2021)

ouchie bye bye m-two they shouldn't really take the blame for re3,
but then again re3 was missing lots of stuff...

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m0ney (on 23 January 2021)

Tank controls or gtfo

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