KEY POINTS

  • A new report claims “Resident Evil 4 Remake” is reportedly facing a development issue
  • Capcom is reportedly taking over the game’s development
  • As a result, “Resident Evil 4 Remake” fans would reportedly have to wait a little bit longer

A recent report claims that the yet to be announced “Resident Evil 4 Remake” is allegedly undergoing some sort of restructuring. It was initially reported that Osaka-based studio M-Two is handling the development of the project. A new report, however, suggests that Capcom is taking over the development following alleged disagreements over the direction of the rumored remake title.

VGC reported that its sources indicated that M-Two wanted to keep the remake of the successful 2005 horror title closely related to the original game. This is allegedly due to the poor sales of “Resident Evil 3Remake” because of cut content. Capcom Division 1, the rumored studio handling the game’s development right now, reportedly does not agree that “Resident Evil 4 Remake” would be limited in this manner.

Capcom Division 1’s vision is still lifted from the original title, but with a distinct flavor. Game components like story elements, features, world environments and other details would still be inspired by "Resident Evil 4," but they might not be exactly the same. According to the report, because of the change in direction, it might take a while before the game’s remake could launch.

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From the publication’s sources, “Resident Evil 4 Remake” has a new release window, which, unfortunately, could be sometime in 2023. It is worth noting that Capcom has not yet officially announced the remake, which means it does not technically exist. However, looking at the commercial success of “Resident Evil 2” and “Resident Evil 3,” as well as the legendary status of the fourth instalment, a remake is inevitable.

The latest report about “Resident Evil 4 Remake,” while disappointing to expectant fans, has an upside too. Although the release could be delayed, it only means that the devs are taking time in creating the title’s remake. VGC reported in December 2019, that Minami and M-Two’s involvement in the rumored remake and was later confirmed in the “Resident Evil 3” credits.

While the latest information about “Resident Evil 4 Remake” is interesting, fans should temper their expectations since the report is not official. The game is reportedly in development since 2018.