Rumored Resident Evil 4 remake reportedly delayed to 2023, Capcom Division 1 leading development
It'll be a while before players revisit Leon Kennedy.
What you need to know
- Resident Evil 4 remake was first reported as in development in April 2020.
- Development was being led by M-Two.
- New reports indicate this remake is being delayed to 2023, with Capcom Division 1 taking the lead.
Back in April 2020, we learned that a Resident Evil 4 remake is reportedly in development, with studio M-Two leading the development efforts and aiming for a 2022 release window. Now, it appears this yet-unrevealed remake is being pushed further back. VGC reports that M-Two is having its role in the remake reduces as Capcom Division 1 steps up to lead development.
This is reportedly due to how M-Two wanted the remake to be close to the original Resident Evil 4 while Capcom wished for more extensive changes. Following an internal review, the project was partially rebooted and as a result, is being internally delayed to 2023. VGC reports that M-Two wanted the game to be faithful largely in response to Resident Evil 3 remake, which saw some mixed reception from fans due to portions of the original game being cut.
Resident Evil Village is the next mainline entry in the Resident Evil series and is set to release on May 7, 2021. It'll be available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, PS5 and PS4, with several different editions available for preorder. A multiplatform demo is coming sometime in Spring. The Resident Evil franchise has sold over 105 million copies, with Resident Evil 3 remake accounting for over 3 million copies sold.
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