M-Two’s role ‘significantly reduced’
A new report suggests that the as-yet-unannounced remake of Capcom’s Resident Evil 4 is currently undergoing something of a restructure. While it was previously reported that Japanese studio M-Two was heading up the project, new whispers from development are claiming that Capcom is taking the wheel after alleged disagreements over the project’s direction.
The report, obtained by VGC, suggests that M-Two had expressed a desire to keep its remake of the 2005 horror classic relatively faithful, concerned over the backlash toward changes in 2020’s Resident Evil 3. Capcom supposedly see otherwise, wishing to take chances, pointing the well-renowned adventure of Leon and Ashley in a new direction.
As a result, it is being rumored that M-Two’s role in the development of Resident Evil 4 is now “significantly reduced”, which Capcom allegedly bringing in its Division 1 team, (of Devil May Cry V fame) to perform the majority of the remake’s design and development. This team restructure is expected to cause a significant delay to Resident Evil 4, with sources suggesting it will not see the light of day before 2023.
Of course, there’s an amusing side-note in the fact that the Resident Evil 4 remake doesn’t technically exist – given that Capcom are yet to officially announce the title. But given the commercial success of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3, as well as the specifically legendary status of the fourth mainline entry in the survival horror franchise, such a remake is as about as inevitable as a belly-to-belly suplex on a Los Ganados farmer.