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What Happened to the Resident Evil 2 Remake?

Alex S. from Link-Cable writes: "When it was announced almost 3 years ago there was a general sense of excitement that we would be playing the Resident Evil 2 remake in the relatively near future. Sure no one expected the game to release in 2015 but we’re now 1/3 of the way through 2018 and have not gotten any new news on the game’s development and that silence is starting to become deadly. So as we get set for another E3 conference in just a few months and the anticipation around new games, both announced and unannounced builds, we have to ask – what the heck happened to the Resident Evil 2 Remake?"

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PhoenixUp161d ago

It’s now become an urban myth like the Final Fantasy VII remake

PhoenixUp161d ago

We haven’t even seen anything of note for the RE2 remake yet.

At least we’ve seen footage and screenshots of the FFVII remake

G3ng4r161d ago

No you haven't. Those are almost guaranteed from an early build that was scrapped a while ago while square was trying to get their business together.
I would hope it would look better than a ps4 game by the time it hits ps5.
But yeah, re2 remake is becoming its own mystery for sure.

Hardiman161d ago

I'd say E3 would be a good bet.

SprigganN4G161d ago

Hoping for a E3 2018 gameplay

LOGICWINS161d ago

I'm actually playing RE: Origins right now to get ready for RE2. Hope it comes out.

assassin2k161d ago

Sam, origins is RE 0 & 1 for PS4. I must admit I'm tempted to just splurge and buy the whole lot on PS4, sans the 2 remake obviously.

SprigganN4G161d ago

I played Zero and the Remake of the first one on the GameCube back in 2001, 17 years waiting for the 2 and counting.

PhantomS42161d ago

"we’re now 1/3 of the way through 2018 and have not gotten any new news on the game’s development"

Gee, it's such a nightmare when everything must be announced/revealed in the first third of the year because the rest of the year simply isn't good enough and there are no major gaming conventions just a couple months away. /s

It's been 3 years, they were focusing on RE7 last year and this remake is from the ground up so it will take a lot of time. I'm sure we will hear something at E3 this year and if not you can learn to have a little patience. You should know the average development time for games are 3-4 years and 3 years ago publishers had a huge issue with announcing games way too early.

strayanalog161d ago

Any game, whether a remake or not, shouldn't be announced so early. That old saying that "hype kills" is just as important for games as it was (and probably still is) consoles.
Both Resident Evil 2 and Final Fantasy 7 remakes would have been more amazing if confirmed well into development and not - arguably - seen as a last-ditch effort by two studios trying to show the fans that they care.

Don't get me wrong, I very much would love to play both these titles, although skeptical, and fans have begged for a re-release of these gems for years, but no one wants early announcements and no information. If a studio is, well.. dumb enough to announce something early then they better have a outline of what info to release to keep the community caring or looking their way. Stop making announcements of announcements!

Okay, rant over. I'll take my soapbox and go home now.

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