In a turn of events for the remake of Resident Evil 4, Capcom has announced that the team responsible for the remake, “M-Two”, will be “significantly reduced” due to disagreements between the team and Capcom itself on the direction the remake should take.
The remake of the original hit sensation Resident Evil 4, which was published back in 2005, will likely be delayed to a 2023 release date which is a real bummer for fans of the original series.
To guide the project in the direction the company wants, Capcom has assigned their Division 1 team to take lead on the remake and have encouraged devs to incorporate new spins on game features rather than sticking to the traditional template of the original game.
Herein lies the disagreement between the two dev teams where M-Two, after seeing fan’s backlash against the Resident 4 remake, wanted to stick close to the games original blue print for fear of another backlash, while Capcom would rather see new features be added and old ones imporved similar to the popular Mr. X improvments from the remake of Resident Evil 2.
It’s hard to determine who is right or wrong in this situation as both sides have valid points. However, Capcom’s word is final as it is their creative property that is the topic of discussion.
While it is disappointing to see the remake delayed, it is refreshing to hear that Capcom is prioritizing making fresh updates to their older games rather than turning to a simple copy and paste format.