Following its reimaginings of Resident Evil 2 and 3, multiple development sources have told VGC that the Resident Evil 4 remake has now entered full production with an estimated release window in 2022.
Selfishly, I hope this news isn’t true or at the very least they’re planning on doing a couple of these over the next few years.
Resident Evil 4 has been remastered, and re-released to death on virtually every console Capcom could think of and, for better or worse, it’s already an incredibly successful game that helped reshape the series.
If anything, I feel like there could be serious damage done to the legacy of the game if they do decide to move forward with this project. Imagine the expectations and pressure of having to remake a game that many consider to be one of the best ever made.
Instead, I’d love to see them tackle Code Veronica. The game wasn’t nearly as popular as other entries in the series so a remake could give it the exposure and success—if done well—that it never got the first time around. It’s already an excellent game with a big following, and it’s not available on many consoles or PC.