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Resident Evil 4 remake in development for 2022 release, claims rumour

After an abundance of rumours regarding expected sequel Resident Evil 8, it seems Capcom isn’t quite done with remakes just yet.
Resident Evil 4 remake in development for 2022 release, claims rumour

Capcom has reportedly greenlit a Resident Evil 4 remake estimated to be released in 2022. 

Following the success of remakes for Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3, Capcom is believed to be already working on a revamped version of Resident Evil 4.

According to VGC, work on the remake has entered full production from M-Two; a new studio founded by former PlatinumGames dev Tatsuya Minami. 

It’s claimed the remake has the approval of original game director Shinji Mikami after he turned down working on the project, although he provided “informal advice” on the remake’s direction. 

Considering how well the original Resident Evil 4 holds up today, it’s questionable whether this really needs to happen - especially as the original is available on practically every platform out there. 

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Resident Evil 4 remake is apparently on the way (Picture: Capcom) 

Resident Evil 4 is also often regarded as one of the best in the series, so any significant changes could rile up those already annoyed over the questionable omissions in Resident Evil 3’s remake. 

If Resident Evil 4 is in contention for a remake however, it might open the doors for Resident Evil 5 and, heaven forbid, the comical mess of Resident Evil 6 to recieve the remake treatment. 

With a speculated release window of 2022, it seems like the highly rumoured Resident Evil 8 will be released first, which is believed to be a drastic departure for the series. 

Resident Evil 4 was originally released in 2005 as an exclusive on the Nintendo Gamecube, and has been ported and remastered across the PS2, Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, PC and Xbox One since.