Capcom has reportedly changed the development team of the rumored Resident Evil 4 Remake. It’s suggested that M-Two couldn’t please the boss at Capcom and its contribution to the next-gen project has significantly shrunk.
M-Two was acclaimed for the last year’s Resident Evil 3 Remake, however, the transition to Resident Evil 4 Remake as lead developer proved to be too much for M-Two.
Video Games Chronicles affirms that following an internal review of the project in late 2020, Capcom wasn’t pleased with the direction of the studio and decided to hand the development to Capcom Division 1.
Multiple sources have indicated that, following a key project review late last year, it was decided that M-Two’s role on RE4’s remake would be significantly reduced. Capcom’s Division 1 – the internal team responsible for Resident Evil and Devil May Cry games – has now been brought in to lead the RE4 project, VGC understands.
It’s believed that the disagreements that led to M-Two’s reduced role involved the studio’s desire to stick faithfully to the template of the original Resident Evil 4, partly influenced by backlash to Resident Evil 3’s remake, which did not include significant portions of the original PlayStation game, much to fans’ disappointment.
Capcom’s production team, however, is said to prefer a direction which would see RE4’s remake inspired by the original, but with its own unique take on features, story elements and environments not necessarily confined to the blueprint of the original, similar to Resident Evil 2‘s use of Mr. X.
Insiders told Video Games Chronicles that the project was previously scheduled to arrive in 2022, but because of this change in direction, the project is expected to be finished by 2023.
In late 2020, Capcom was the target of a ransomware attack, hackers leaked the launch schedule for all of the future projects at the company. One of the titles leaked was Resident Evil 4 Remake, and according to insiders, the game was originally planned to launch next year.
We can now expect these games to be announced in the future:
- STREET FIGHTER 6 (Q3 FY22)
- Dragon’s Dogma 2 (Q2 FY22)
- RESIDENT EVIL 4 REMAKE (Originally scheduled to launch on Q4 FY22)
- Resident Evil Hank (Q4 FY24)
- RESIDENT EVIL OUTBREAK (Q4 FY21)
- Monster Hunter 6 (Q2 FY23)
- BIOHAZARD APOCALYPSE (Q3 FY23)
- MH NS G (QY F22)
- SHIELD (Q3 FY21)
Aesthetic Gamer affirmed that even with the blessing of the original Game Director Shinji Mikami, Resident Evil 4 Remake’s original project was controversial. He teased that in order to “change the issues newcomers or modern players have with the game means you have to change elements the original game was designed around, primarily how it controls.”
Source: Video Games Chronicles