Resident Evil 4 Remake seems to be in development along with the now official, Resident Evil: Village. According to new information from AestheticGamer, the new remake will be “controversial” due to a new business and creative strategy from Capcom.
AestheticGamer explains that Capcom may have decided to make a tough decision like the one made for the gameplay change for Resident Evil V, a game that followed a more fast paced action, different to the previous entries and somewhat disappointing for enthusiasts. Resident Evil 4 Remake will make the game more approachable for new players.
Disclaimer – This information has not been verified, therefore this is not factual.
“RE4 Remake is going to be controversial,” … “but 15 years later you do find a lot of people recently getting into the series playing RE4 & not having as easy a time getting into it.”
“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.”
But as the original game was built around those controls, a remake/reimaginings goal would be to design the game around the new controls as tightly, & capture the same pacing, even if not the exact same scenes. For many RE4 is an untouchable grail, I get that, but the original game and the almost finished HD texture mode I think is all the touch-up the original RE4 needs.”
AestheticGamer explains that is still too soon in the development process, Capcom is still deciding how to mold the game for new and old players, he says that he won’t ask any more questions of Resident Evil 4 Remake. He finishes his information by suggesting that Capcom may have done wrong in relying with Tatsuya Minami and the M-Two studio.
“Many who already love it will disagree, but I do think there’s things that can be gained by remaking the game. Execution is where to see if they can nail it or not. I do think there’s ways RE4 could be improved, the question is if the team are the right ones for the job.”
According to VGC, “multiple sources” had leaked that Capcom, hired the Osaka-based M-Two as the leading studio for Resident Evil 4 Remake. The newly founded studio is led by former PlatinumGames CEO, Tatsuya Minami, the executive has been credited as a very influential developer for Resident Evil 3 Remake.
M-Two recently contributed to the development of 2019’s Resident Evil 3, but its role on that game was always intended as a precursor to its main project.
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.
It is important to mention that even if VGC and AestheticGamer are in fact, reliable sources of information, the alleged Resident Evil 4 Remake project is just starting, is possible that all leaked information can change in the following months.