With the success of Resident Evil 2 Remake and the increasing hype of Resident Evil Village, it's just a matter of time before people start questioning the development of Resident Evil 4's remake. Oh, wait, there's no need to question it after all! Just a few weeks ago, we've received spicy news about Capcom's decision in their classic survival horror.
It might sound irrelevant to those who only focus on the game's output rather than the details of how it was made. But, these shifts or changes in development are the only things standing between crappy and perfect games. Perfect changes make perfect development, perfect development makes perfect games. Although it's hard to see whether Capcom's decision is good or bad, which I'll leave it up to you, the first development team of this remake, M-Two, is now officially out of the leading position.
Shinji Mikami, the director of the original Resident Evil 4, already gave his blessing on the remake while declining the position to lead it. I guess Capcom heed his advice in what direction should the remake go. M-Two wants to stick to the original roots or format of Resident Evil 4. But Capcom liked how Resident Evil 2 Remake succeeded and decided to take another direction - get the inspiration from the original but give it uniqueness in different aspects!
Personally, I see it as a good decision despite loving the classic RE4 gameplay. Our technology evolves, we evolve, and so must our games. With Division 1's new leadership, the remake is, if not overall, partially rebooted. Now, everyone's trying to guess when will we see it. The gaming community is estimating that it will take between 2022 and 2023 before we get to see the remake.
Again, these delays are for the best. We don't need to compare it with Cyberpunk's piled-up bugs, but it's common sense that we don't like playing buggy games. After all, it's a remake of one of the 2000's most influential classic hit games. Battling the Plaga is already tedious for Leon, but battling game bugs is another thing.
If you want to reminisce your great childhood with RE4, then why not consider playing it again! Links that you might find interesting are down below. And, as always, it's crediting time! Special thanks to VGC for the news details! As for the overall RE4 content, all the images belong to Capcom. We'll await your great news about the remake. Now, enjoy some classic RE4 Ultimate HD Edition trailer for some final hype!