In the past few months, the remake of the survival horror classic Resident Evil 4 haunted the rumor mill again and again. According to current reports, Capcom should have decided to swap the development team and postpone the release of the remake.
In the past, there was a persistent rumor that after Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3, Resident Evil 4 could also be considered with a technically refurbished remake.
While those in charge at Capcom remain silent on this issue, the guys from Videogames Chronicle would like to find out more details. According to VGC, the remake of Resident Evil 4 has been in development since 2018 and was previously created by the Japanese developer studio M2, which was founded by the former Platinum Games director Tatsuya Minami and was most recently responsible for the remake of Resident Evil 3.
According to the latest reports, Capcom is said to be dissatisfied with the development so far. As a result, the publisher decided to withdraw the project from M2 as much as possible and to accommodate it internally.
Meanwhile, the remake at Capcoms Division 1 is to be created. It goes on to say that creative differences apparently led to Capcom’s decision, as the developers of M2 wanted to remain playfully faithful to the original Resident Evil 4 from 2005 after the Resident Evil 3 remake was sometimes accused it had to be too far removed from the original.
The Capcom production team, however, should prefer a direction in which the remake is inspired by the original game, but on the other hand scores with a unique interpretation of functions, story elements, and environments that are not necessarily on the Blueprint of the original are limited.
The resulting revision of the existing build should mean that the new edition will not be available until 2023.