A remake of the classic PlayStation survival horror game Resident Evil 2 was announced back in 2015, and since we have learned very little regarding its release. Given the imminent arrival of Resident Evil 7 next month, the revamped version of Resi 2 seems to have gone silent recently.
Its natural that the eventual re-release would take a bit of a backseat, considering a brand new entry into the franchise is set to hit consoles and PC in January. Yet we still know very little about the Resident Evil 2 remake, with little information being fed to fans since the original announcement of the project.
In this golden age of video game remasters, Resident Evil 2 is one of the most sought after titles to receive the treatment. This was emphasized by the fan-made Resident Evil 2: Reborn, which captured the imaginations of fans who began to wonder what a modern day version would entail. Since the remake project was officially given the go-ahead by Capcom to begin development, we’ve heard that the game is “progressing” but little more. Any search for information seems to end in talks of the project going completely quiet, with the exception of the original announcement and quotes from producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi stating the goal of recapturing the essence of the original.
News on the Resident Evil 2 remake was rumoured to be released at events such as Gamescom and PSX, with the hopes of an official press release or even some gameplay footage. Of course, these events have been and gone with still little to no information on the project being announced.
What we do know is, that the game will be a complete overhaul of the original game, and will be built from the ground up as opposed to a polished version for modern day platforms. We are yet to hear what platforms the game will appear on, though it is assumed to release on PS4, Xbox One and PC. A fine toothcomb approach is being taken towards it, in the attempt to bring the original experience to modern day gamers.
There’s no reason to believe that the project isn’t still happening, yet the absence of news regarding the game seems strange after such a long period of time. We will hopefully learn more in the build up and beyond the release of Resident Evil 7, which hits PS4, Xbox One and PC on January 27th.