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More Resident Evil remakes aren’t off the table for Capcom

The success of games like the Resident Evil 4 remake could lead to remakes of underrated Resident Evil games, as Capcom discusses the franchise's future.

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The Resident Evil 4 remake managed to achieve the impossible this year, and innovative on what is one of the best games in the franchise. While some fans wonder if Resident Evil 5 could be next to get the same treatment, it is possible that developer Capcom could look toward the franchise’s underrated spin-offs for inspiration next.

Such spin-offs include the likes of Resident Evil Code Veronica, Resident Evil Outbreak, and Resident Evil Revelations. During a recent shareholder meeting, your dreams of future Resident Evil remakes can remain strong.

The 44th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders reveals an array of questions, with one key question asking: “Will you be providing high-end visual remakes of only the main numbered entries in the Resident Evil series?” Considering the success that Capcom is enjoying as of late, it’d make sense for the studio to pursue a Resident Evil 5 remake too – boulder punches and all.

In response, Capcom explains (as spotted by GamesRadar) it is “carrying out discussions regarding the future expansion of this series so it can be enjoyed by a wide audience.” A fairly generic statement on the surface, it is encouraging that Capcom doesn’t outright deny the possibility of further projects. What form these projects take is up for speculation, but aside from spin-offs, it is possible that more VR games are in the works too.

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Capcom clarifies that it is “carrying out research into leveraging such technologies in our R&D divisions on an ongoing basis. Going forward, we will continue to consider our approach based on market trends.” Both Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Village offer PSVR 2 counterparts, taking the horror to new levels of immersion. And yes, you can encounter Lady Dimistrecu in VR.

So far when it comes to Resident Evil game remakes, we’ve only seen new iterations of Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, and Resident Evil 4. Though the first game received an HD remaster in 2015, it isn’t up to the same level of overhaul as the latter titles. The demand for remakes of games like Resident Evil Code Veronica is strong, with fans taking it upon themselves to attempt such a feat.

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We definitely recommend checking out the more recent Resident Evil remakes, though, which are some of the best PS5 horror games and best Xbox horror games you can get your hands on.