Capcom has been hitting it out of the park with their recent Resident Evil remakes and the sales have been extremely good for both Resident Evil 2 and 3. So, what’s stopping them from keeping the train rolling and remaking what is arguably the best game in the series, Resident Evil 4? Fans have been clamouring for years to get a proper remake of the legendary game and their wishes may be coming true.
According to sources at VGC, Resident Evil 4‘s remake is currently in development at the new M-Two studio and is scheduled for a 2022 release. Game director Shinji Mikami, the co-creator of the franchise and mastermind behind Resident Evil 4, is supposedly not involved, but he has given his blessing to the development team to go ahead with the remake.
Resident Evil 4 has always come up over the years as the must-play Resident Evil title. The game was really innovative for its time and was a huge departure for the series that only had fixed cameras at that time. As you can see with the recent remakes, that DNA has survived well into the modern era and the game is probably best suited for a full remake.
This is still just hearsay at this point and no official announcement has been made by Capcom, but you have to imagine that they’re not going to let this one slip. At this point we’ll just have a brand new Resident Evil franchise, but hopefully we’ll hear details of Resident Evil 8 soon so that something new can come into the foreground.