Resident Evil 4 fan remaster to move ahead despite rumors Capcom is remaking the game


The Resident Evil games have been popular since the first game in the series hit shelves back in 1996. Its combination of survival horror gameplay, puzzle-solving and scares earned it a legion of fans, and many sequels followed.

Japanese video game maker Capcom, though, has been more content with remastering and remaking the earlier Resident Evil games as of late – no new entry in the series has been announced since Resident Evil 7 saw a release back in early 2017.

Nonetheless, it’s hard to blame Capcom, especially taking into account how successful its remakes of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 have been.

Also, the much-loved Resident Evil 4 (arguably the best game the franchise has seen to date) is getting attention from a dedicated group of fans, who are giving the game a generous facelift.

You see, while Resident Evil 4’s gameplay still shines, the game is looking a bit long in the tooth nowadays – it was originally released for Gamecube in 2005, with a PC version coming out in 2007.

The Resident Evil 4 HD Project aims to make Resident Evil 4 prettier without altering the gameplay, and this is a project which has been going on for years now, but not yet complete.

Also, the people behind the project recently said in a blog post (via PC Gamer) that they plan to continue work on the remaster, despite the fact rumors suggest Capcom is currently working on a Resident Evil 4 remake.

“Resident Evil 4 Remake: Right now it’s just a rumor, but I don’t really care if it’s done or not. Capcom’s latest remakes are way different from the original versions. The original game will still be unique and worthy of a remastered version”, said the team in a recent update.

All in all, this makes sense – a Capcom remake of Resident Evil 4 could deviate from the original quite a bit, as was the case with this year’s Resident Evil 3. And some people will likely always prefer the original no matter how good Capcom’s reimagining of Resident Evil 4 turns out to be (if it actually turns out to be a real thing, that is…).

So it will definitely be good news for fans of Resident Evil 4 and survival horror games that work on the Resident Evil 4 HD Project is moving ahead irrespective of Capcom’s own effort, and hopefully this fan-made remaster will see the light of day sooner rather than later.