New Rumor: Resident Evil 4 Remake probably in development, might release in 2022

Numerous anonymous sources have disclosed to Videogameschronicle.com that a remake of Resident Evil 4 seems to be in the pipeline. Much like the last two Resident Evil games, the fourth entry is rumored to receive the full, next-gen makeover, and aims to be released in 2022.

According to the article, the primary development of the revamped Resident Evil 4 is being lead by M-Two, a studio founded by Tatsuya Minami from PlatinumGames fame. However, various internal teams from Capcom itself will likely lend a hand to the overall development process as well.

M-Two have apparently been working on the project in secret since 2018 once they received a blessing from none other than Shinji Mikami himself. Shinji Mikami is basically Capcom’s golden boy having directed classics like God Hand, Vanquish (for Platinum Games), and of course the classic Resident Evil 4 in 2005.

Sadly, he seems to be directing Ghostwire Tokyo at the moment, and thus couldn’t lead the remake himself.

This rumor is hardly surprising given that Capcom has steadily been giving out beauty treatments on its way down the Resident Evil chronology. What does make this case unique is that Resident Evil 4 has not just been released on multiple platforms, but also received an HD remaster for modern consoles.

Moreover, Resident Evil 4  is an extremely influential game, and helped to lay the groundwork for how modern, 3rd-person shooter games should play. A remake of such a fan favorite is always a big undertaking, but fortunately M-Two have experience with giving games a modern upgrade as they helped with the development of the 3rd Resident Evil remake. 

As always, we would advise taking this rumour with a hearty pinch of salt as Capcom have issued no official, public confirmation that this game is in development. The leak does not mention what platforms will receive the release, but given the modus operandi of Capcom both in general and with regards to their other games, a PC port is a safe assumption.

Also, Pushsquare.com writes that Videogameschronical have shown themselves to be a reliable source for leaks lately, so watch this space!

Pieter Naude

Pieter hails all the way from the tip of southern Africa and suffers from serious PC technophilia. Therapists say it is incurable. Now he has to remind himself constantly that gaming doesn’t count as a religion even if DRM is the devil. Thankfully, writing reviews sometimes helps with the worst symptoms.