Few things in the industry have been more well-received than the Resident Evil Remakes that Capcom has been delivering. They started with the Resident Evil 2 Remake in 2019, followed by the RE3 in 2020, and now in 2023, we’ve received the RE4 Remake.
A significant part of CAPCOM’s game release streak included the Resident Evil remakes. The publisher’s strategy of bringing back classic survival horror games bore fruit with the critically acclaimed release of Resident Evil 2 in January 2019.
Undoubtedly, fans were in agreement, and the public purchased over 12.6 million units of the game by June 2023.
The second of the Resident Evil remakes, Resident Evil 3, received a similar reception from players. While this remake didn’t sell as much as the previous one, 7.6 million units still undoubtedly mark it as a success.
And this year, in 2023, fans were able to enjoy the remake of Resident Evil 4. The critical reception remained high, so much so that it’s a nominee for Game of the Year at The Game Awards.
The future of Remakes… up in the air?
What will become of the Resident Evil remakes? Will CAPCOM go straight to 5, or will they tackle Code Veronica first? Last year, producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi responded “perhaps” to the latter question. A few hours ago, a rumor about a Code Veronica remake project surfaced on 4Chan.
However, the well-known CAPCOM leaker, Dusk Golem, stated that it was false and told fans not to expect any Resident Evil remakes for the coming year.
As a final note, they confirmed that the publisher will announce a major game before the year’s end, a title set for 2024, but it won’t belong to the survival horror franchise.
Could CAPCOM be preparing a Monster Hunter announcement for The Game Awards? It would be unexpected, considering the saga’s 20th anniversary is in March 2024. That’s when most fans believe the new game will be announced.