The release and success of last year’s Resident Evil 2 Remake and this year’s Resident Evil 3 Remake have caused a conversation on what Capcom’s next remake in its bombastic horror franchise will be. A rumor reported from Video Games Chronicle suggests that Resident Evil 4 is in full development to get the RE Engine makeover with a 2022 release window.
The site claims that multiple anonymous sources said the classic title is in the works. The team behind the possible remake is M-Two, who reportedly has been working on the project since 2018.
One aspect of the rumor of a Resident Evil 4 Remake comes from a source that told VGC that a new face would direct the project. Much of the original team will stay over at Capcom but may lend a hand in development like the collaboration with Resident Evil 3 Remake between Capcom and Red Works. The original director, Shinji Mikami, had to reject returning due to a commitment with GhostWire: Toyko, the horror title being developed by Tango Gamesworks, the minds being The Evil Within.
M-Two was started up by Tatsuya Minami, a veteran at Capcom and co-founder of Platinum Games, the studio behind recent hits like Nier: Automata and Astral Chain. Minami has worked on franchises from Street Fighter to Devil May Cry along with Mega Man and Resident Evil.
Resident Evil 4 has had the remake treatment before with HD editions and ports. The iconic entry in the franchise can be played on your phone, PC, the previous generation of consoles, as well as the current generation. The two previous remakes had gameplay mechanics changed to fit the modern age of gaming, which is possible for something like allowing people to aim and move in RE4.
This is a rumor, so hold a small grain of salt for a Resident Evil 4 Remake. VGC is credible and is a sister site to Gamesindustry.biz, which makes it look better than some of the RE8 rumors that we have reported on previously.