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Resident Evil 4 Remake Makes Major Changes to Development

Capcom has reportedly made production changes and overhauled development of Resident Evil 4 Remake.

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Resident Evil 4 Remake Makes Major Changes to Development

A report by video game news website VGC claimed last year that developer/publisher Capcom is working on Resident Evil 4 Remake project with a scheduled release window set for 2022, led by newly formed Osaka-based studio M-Two.

That same source recently reveals that development for Resident Evil 4 Remake has undergone some major overhaul after Capcom reduced responsibilities of M-Two and internal Division 1 team currently takes lead of upcoming project.

After a critical and commercial success of Resident Evil 2 Remake back in 2019, Capcom decided to follow up by releasing its sequel, Resident Evil 3 Remake but it was heavily criticized by fans for being too short and even sold very poorly.

Capcom has significantly reduced M-Two's role in RE4 Remake last year and assigned Division 1 to be leading dev team. Capcom's internal team of Division 1 previously worked on projects like Resident Evil, Dead Rising and Devil May Cry.

M-Two wanted to remain faithful to original template of Resident Evil 4, partly swayed by fan-backlash of RE3 Remake. However, Capcom preferred a direction of taking inspiration from RE4 and have a unique take on its overall aspects.

Reportedly, Capcom had some disagreements with M-Two regarding ongoing direction of RE4 Remake before reducing their role and due to major shift in development lately, unannounced Resident Evil 4 project will be slightly rebooted.

In a listing for planned lineup of games for next few years that got leaked online after Capcom suffered a ransomware attack last year had Resident Evil 4 Remake allegedly scheduled for a Q4 2022 launch, which may get delayed to 2023.

Capcom made similar change in direction before with Resident Evil 2 and 3 Remake, both went though many changes during development. Division 1 ended up receiving universal acclaim for their work on RE2Make, outselling the original.

Capcom has already made changes to Nemesis and adding new "Tentacle Head" zombie-type in Resident Evil 3 Remake as a direct nod to Ganado enemies infected by Las Plagas parasite from original Resident Evil 4 to make a connection.

Division 1 is likely to bring back many original Capcom team members who worked on Resident Evil 4 for anticipated remake project. Ever since RE4 was released back in 2005, many ports and remasters came out but it was never remade.