That’s right, Resident Evil 4 Remake is in the works, potentially for PS5, Xbox X-Series and maybe a Nintendo console.
Capcom have had big success with the re imagined versions of Resident Evil 2 and 3. So, Resident Evil 4 remake has entered full production with a scheduled release for 2022.
Videogamesvhronicle.com went on to say, development is being led by Osaka-based M-Two. The new studio founded by former PlatinumGames head Tatsuya Minami, which has been preparing for the project since 2018.
REMAKE HAS BLESSING OF ORIGINAL GAME DIRECTOR SHINJI MIKAMI
However, similar to how 2020’s Resident Evil 3 was directed by company Red Works. Capcom’s internal teams and other external studios are likely to lend significant development resources.
It’s understood that the remake has the blessing of original game director Shinji Mikami, who officially declined an approach to lead the project himself but has provided informal advice on its direction.
The studio helming the remake has been in operation since 2018 and is comprised of many former Platinum and Capcom employees.
M-Two recently contributed to the development of 2019’s Resident Evil 3. Its role on that game was always intended as a precursor to its main project.
2005’s Resident Evil 4 is Capcom’s highest rated game of all-time. According to review aggregation site Metacritic, with sales totalling 7.5 million copies across various platforms.
MOST INFLUENTIAL GAME OF THE NOUGHTIES?
Arguably, Resident Evil 4 is one of the most influential gams of the noughties, taking survival horror games to a whole new level.
It’s only natural that Capcom would be making Resident Evil 4 Remake, it’s been 15 years since the original game rampaged it’s way onto our Nintendo GameCube consoles.
WHO IS WORKING ON RESIDENT EVIL 4 REMAKE?
Although many original Resident Evil 4 team members remain at Capcom. It’s unclear whether they have any involvement with M-Two’s project. One person with knowledge of development told VGC the remake is being directed by a newcomer to the series.
Resident Evil 4’s original lead coder, Kiyohiko Sakata – another PlatinumGames veteran – was the game director for the Resident Evil 3 remake via his company Red Works.
Producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi is also still at Capcom and worked on Resident Evil 6. While Resident Evil 4 designer Kouji Kakae recently worked on Devil May Cry 5.
Another person with knowledge of the studio suggested that the name ‘M-Two’ was initially a reference to Mikami and Minami, who worked closely together at both Capcom and PlatinumGames.
The next entry in Capcom ‘s long-running series will be Resident Evil 8, offering a continuation of the revamped first-person mechanics introduced with 2017’s Resident Evil 7.