Following unprecedented fan demand, Capcom has today confirmed that it has green-lighted the development of a remake of the PS1 survival horror classic, Resident Evil 2.
In a special video announcement posted on the official Resident Evil YouTube channel, game producer Yoshiaki Hirabyashi, from Capcom’s R&D Division 1, said: “You’ve been telling us for years that you want Resident Evil 2 to be remade, and we haven’t been able to make it happen… until now!”
Hirabyashi, who has worked on the critically acclaimed horror series since the 1996 release of the original game, went on to praise fans for their efforts on social media in promoting the campaign he spearheaded to have the game approved by Capcom’s top brass: “It’s been great to see so many positive comments from fans that have pushed the project to get approved. The team here at Capcom Japan really appreciates fans’ passion and support and will do our best to bring fans what they really want.”
In a prepared statement released simultaneously with the video announcement, a representative for Capcom is quoted as saying:
We’re pleased to confirm that Resident Evil 2 has been approved for development. […]
As the title is only just starting its development cycle we unfortunately don’t have any additional information or assets to share at this time. However, for now we want our fans to know that we appreciate all the feedback and support we’ve received on this title. We’re looking forward to delivering this highly anticipated Resident Evil experience that fans have been waiting for.
No further information with regards to a possible release platform has yet been made available, but fans should more than likely expect Resident Evil 2 Remake to land on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC sometime in 2016.