Last April, we covered a report from VGC that developer M-Two was leading development of a Resident Evil 4 remake for Capcom. M-Two was founded by ex-PlatinumGames head Tatsuya Minami and had worked on the Resident Evil 3 remake, and the studio had essentially been groomed for this next remake project. However, it seems that all wasn’t going to plan, and according to a new VGC report, Capcom has re-shuffled its development resources and is effectively delaying its release. Although, to be clear, Capcom has never confirmed the project even exists.
VGC reports M-Two wanted to stick closer to the original Resident Evil 4 template, due to backlash over content from the original Resident Evil 3 going missing in the remake. However, Capcom would rather that the RE4 remake only use the original as inspiration and to introduce new mechanics and story elements on top of it. As a result, Capcom’s internal Division 1 studio is now leading the project, with M-Two’s role “significantly reduced.” Division 1 is currently working on Resident Evil Village, and it also oversees Devil May Cry. As a result, this remake could arrive as late as 2023.
This might seem like alarming news, but apparently similar overhauls occurred during the development of the Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes. So, while 2023 might seem a long way off, we can hope Capcom has this one under control for now. After all, you really don’t wanna mess up a remake of one of your most beloved games, especially one as popular as Resident Evil 4.