Resident Evil Fan-Favorite Game Getting A Remake?
Resident Evil: Code Veronica is a fan-favorite entry in the series and a Capcom producer recently spoke about the possible opening for a remake.
With the successful remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3, and with the upcoming remake of Resident Evil 4, the fans of the franchise are hoping to see a remake of Resident Evil: Code Veronica — a 2000s Dreamcast megahit. However, the ones responsible for the franchise have stated that there currently aren’t any plans to remake Code Veronica, but if the opportunity comes, it isn’t difficult to imagine a remake.
As reported by Noisy Pixel, Yoshikai Hirabayashi, the producer of Resident Evil 4, stated that Capcom’s focus for the franchise currently lies with Resident Evil 4 Remake, as the developer and publisher strives to make the best and most memorable gaming experience. He also stated that there aren’t any concrete plans for Resident Evil: Code Veronica, but hasn’t excluded the possibility of a remake, should the opportunity to make one arise — the chances are ever increasing, given the current success of Resident Evil classic remakes, and Resident Evil Village.
Resident Evil: Code Veronica was originally released on Sega Dreamcast in 2000, but it was later ported to PlayStation 2 and GameCube before witnessing an HD release on the PS3 and Xbox 360 — consoles whose games are currently at the sundown of their lifespan. The game followed Clara Redfield from Resident Evil 2 and the bane of all boulders, Chris Redfield, from the original Resident Evil game, in their efforts to survive a viral outbreak — so classic Resident Evil.
The game was very well received upon release, but each subsequent re-release of Resident Evil: Code Veronica was called out due to its aging elements, which makes the game a perfect candidate for a complete overhaul, like the one given to the upcoming Resident Evil 4 Remake. Unfortunately, this currently isn’t in Capcom’s books, but considering that Alan Wake got its remaster and Konami is working on Silent Hill 2 remake, there’s still hope for Resident Evil: Code Veronica to receive its well-deserved remake.
Whether or not that happens remains to be seen, but if Capcom continues down the current path, they’ll eventually run out of titles. So, it’s either Resident Evil: Code Veronica or the first three Devil May Cry titles, which isn’t such a terrible idea as long as they remake the games and abstain from any attempts to reinvent the franchise. The 2013’s DMC: Devil May Cry wasn’t a mistake, but it didn’t really do the franchise justice.
Capcom’s modern remake era began with the remake of Resident Evil 2 in 2019, followed by Resident Evil 3 in 2020. The best game in the series, Resident Evil 4, should receive its remake on March 24 next year on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. The fans are really excited about the upcoming remake since the game redefined the genre and introduced certain gaming elements which were later adopted by the broader gaming industry as standard, attesting to the greatness of the game.
With Resident Evil 7 and Village being too young to receive a rejuvenation treatment, Capcom’s left with the upcoming Resident Evil 4, RE5, and RE6, after which Resident Evil: Code Veronica and other RE titles make a logical step.