Capcom confirmed that more Resident Evil Remake games are on the way.
Classic and More Resident Evil Games will be back with Remake’s
Capcom made a lot of success with Remake’s for Resident Evil 2,3 and 4. Especially Resident Evil 4 made a lot of improvement comparing to Resident Evil 2 and 3.
At a PlayStation partner awards event in Japan, Resident Evil 4 remake director Yasuhiro Anpo said the company will announce its next Resident Evil remake in due course.
“Yes,” Anpo replied when asked if Capcom wants to keep making Resident Evil remakes. “We’ve released three remakes so far and they have all been received very well. Since it allows a modern audience to play these games, it is something I am happy to do as someone that loves these older games, and we want to continue doing more.
“What game we will remake in the future is something that we would like to announce in the future, so please look forward to it.”
“When developing a new game, there is no way to know what will be received well by the players, which makes it difficult,” Anpo continued. “In the case of a remake, there are already players that have played the original, which I think can be seen as an advantage. We are very grateful to users that are vocal about their opinion. It allows us to develop with the player’s opinion in mind. For example, if this is how the players feel, then maybe we can make it like this. I think this is one of the reasons why our remakes are so well received.”
During the same Q&A, Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, producer of the Resident Evil 4 remake, said remaking Resident Evil games with Capcom’s own RE Engine has its benefits, indicating Capcom plans to stick with the engine for future projects.
“We use RE Engine for many of our titles,” Hirabayashi said. “It is true that sharing information (between teams) has greatly benefited the speed of development.”
Currently there are two options as a Remake for Resident Evil game. First one is one of old but from most loved Resident Evil games, Resident Evil Code Veronica X. Fans are asking for that remake for a very long time. Since it explains the story after Resident Evil 2 and Capcom already remade Resident Evil 2, it would be good to see remake of Resident Evil Code Veronica X.
Another option is Resident Evil 5, which Capcom teased at the end of Resident Evil 4 Remake. It’s almost a confirmation for Resident Evil 5 Remake.
Time will tell which one come first, maybe Capcom is working on both of them.