Capcom announced that the Resident Evil 4 remake will also be coming to Playstation 4. This was announced in the recent Tokyo Games Showcase. It was previously confirmed that the game would be coming to only the Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. But, now it seems Capcom has changed its decision regarding this. It is not sure whether the remake will come to Xbox One too.
Resident Evil 4 Remake: What We Know So Far
The Resident Evil 4 remake was officially announced during the June PlayStation State of Play this year. A trailer was revealed showing Leon Kennedy, the protagonist with modern graphics and a brief overview of the plot. Before its announcement, there were a lot of rumors and leaks relating to it.
It’s not surprising that Resident Evil 4 is getting a remake because Resident Evil 2 and 3 also had been remade. In 2018, M-Two, then Capcom Division 1 (the flagship Resident Evil studio), took the reins of development.
Capcom’s promotional producer Edvin Edso has indicated that the remaster will maintain the original’s “essence” while reaching “state-of-the-art quality for a survival horror.” To keep it seeming new and old at the same time, they are “reimagining the tale, improving the graphics, and updating the controls to a modern standard”. Thus the plot and gameplay will likely undergo some minor changes.
When it was released in 2005, Resident Evil 4 was met with acclaim from both fans and critics. The game’s off-the-shoulder third-person viewpoint was later adopted by a multitude of titles. As of the end of 2021, almost 11.4 million copies have been sold. It has been remastered before, but this is the first time it has been completely redone from the ground up.
The PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC versions of the game will be out on March 24th, 2023. It will also support PSVR2. More details about Resident Evil 4 remake will be shared at the Resident Evil Showcase next month.
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