While the existence of a Resident Evil 4 remake has still not been confirmed from Capcom (although the leak of internal documents in November 2020 leaves no room for doubt), VideoGamesChronicle website continues to leak information about the game’s development internally. According to sources familiar with the matter, Capcom has decided to withdraw the project from M-Two’s hands after a disagreement on the nature of this remake. The Osaka-based studio is indeed criticized for wanting to stick too much to the original work, while Capcom would like a deeper re-reading of the game, with changes in the scenario but also the gameplay.
If the M-Two studio has always been close to Capcom (we recall that it was founded by Tatsuya Minami, one of the former bosses of PlatinumGames), the bad feedback on the remake of Resident Evil 3 released in April 2020 has Visibly increased Capcom’s distrust of their partner, to the point of withdrawing the project from them. Still according to VGC, it is therefore an internal studio, codenamed Division 1, which has taken up the torch, requiring at the same time a partial reboot of the development. The latter would have started in 2018 according to rumors and it is also said that the release is not expected before 2023. Which suggests that this Resident Evil 4 Remake has a good chance not to be a cross-gen title.