Up For Debate - When should Capcom stop making Resident Evil remakes?

Written by Chad Norton on Sat, May 15, 2021 5:00 PM
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With the release of the latest Resident Evil game in the mainline series to incredible success and critical acclaim, the RE franchise shows no signs of hitting the brakes. Although we can absolutely expect a Resident Evil 9 eventually, the next logical step is for Capcom to remake everyone’s favorite Resident Evil 4. But when should they stop?

For a long time there have been rumors of a Resident Evil 4 Remake, after the major success of both the Resident Evil 2 Remake and Resident Evil 3 Remake. Capcom themselves even started asking fans if they would be interested in more remakes after RE3. So there’s clearly more than just 1 other remake planned.

Does that mean we could even see a Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 remake? What would those games look like? The remakes so far have been very different from their original PlayStation 1-2 versions but still retained the spirit of them. So what would an RE5 and RE6 remake be like? Would they completely change the gameplay? After all, despite being the most successful entries in the franchise, both RE5 and RE6 are considered some of the worst in the main series.

Obviously an RE4 Remake would be great and surely well received, considering how old it is at this point bringing it into the RE Engine like the last 2 remakes would be certainly welcome. But Capcom missed out on remaking the first Resident Evil game before RE2 Remake, so should they remake that one for technically the 4th time?

Then again, there are also some beloved spinoffs which desperately need a remake too, like Resident Evil Code: Veronica.

Anyway, we just thought it would be interesting to see how fans feel about more RE remakes and when should they stop. At this rate we’ll see a Resident Evil 8 remake in the next 10 years, which would be a little strange.

What do you think? When should Capcom stop making Resident Evil remakes? Would you be interested in seeing more remakes of other RE games? Or should Capcom stop after remaking RE4? Let’s debate!

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16:08 May-16-2021

I want them to remake a MASSIVELY underrated game: God Hand

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06:20 May-17-2021

wow that a blast from the past. I never got into fighting games but even i thought i was an cool game with awesome mechanics and a goofy story. Super best friends did a playthrough loved it.

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14:56 May-16-2021

With what they did with RE3 remake, i think they should stop making them.

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11:44 May-16-2021

hmmmm
Here's an interesting thought...


How about you finish the RE story and focus on a new IP?

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14:39 May-16-2021

how do you finish the story?
i mean RE1 on its own was enouth and complete in my opinion so other games were not needed but wellcomed

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16:20 May-16-2021

Destroy the Umbrella corporation, kill the ones that instigated the whole thing...
If Ada were to be the storyteller, the whole thing would basically flow like a river.

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17:54 May-16-2021

even tho i played all of the games except re8 so i dont really remember the story that well but not all games are connected to each other so even if umbrela is destroyed they can just make something new up as the source of the virus.
what i want to say is that you can end the story but thats wont neccesery end the franchise

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20:58 May-16-2021

That certainly is true...
Personally I'm tired of RE rehashes and want to see something new.

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02:51 May-16-2021

Why not remake the first Resident Evil?

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05:06 May-16-2021

It's already been remade, although that remake is itself older than RE4, so you could argue that they're due to remake it again and I really wouldn't complain.

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05:29 May-16-2021

Yeah, remake it with the latest RE engine, that would be awesome.

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02:15 May-16-2021

Honestly I'm surprised that the remakes have been doing as well as they have.
Maybe the genre just isn't for me, but the only joy I can get from resident evil games is watching someone else play them and make goofy jokes about the absurdity of the games' plots and such.

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02:16 May-16-2021

Even the newer resident evil games are a very odd breed of game. They're not particularly challenging and the combat is pretty much on the same level as Minecraft in terms of depth. In my opinion that trivializes a lot of the bosses and removes any sense of accomplishment.

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02:18 May-16-2021

I guess they're moreso made for the spectacle and tension.
If you're a resident evil fan, please let me know what you like about it. Maybe I can look at it in a different light or something.

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03:16 May-16-2021

The only thing I can suggest is that you play through RE7 on MadHouse or RE2 on Hardcore going for an S clear. Resource management is the big-ticket and the requirement of perfect execution.

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19:46 May-15-2021

resident evil code veronica the 4 and thats it(but keeping them the way they are ! ) re 5 dont need it and the 6 doesnt deserve it

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19:22 May-15-2021

Resident Evil 5, best co-op so far of all RE games :) To play the whole game with a friend, love it!

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18:44 May-15-2021

If the main studio does them and they actually care for the product, then by all means. Remakes of Dino Crisis and Code Veronica would be fantastic.
On the other hand, if they just have M-Two or some other external studio put together a lazy remake (eg RE3) then I’d much rather have new games or IPs.

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18:26 May-15-2021

i dont see why would they stop making remakes as long as that dosnt affect their other games production, like when they finish remaking the their whole franchise for some 10years they can start over bec who knows by then re2 remake may look outdated

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17:45 May-15-2021

What , you didn't like the recent Remakes?

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17:08 May-15-2021

i need only one remake from capcom


Dino Crisis

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20:32 May-15-2021

Agree 100000000%

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