Six years after the original Resident Evil hit store shelves, Capcom released a full-fledged remake of the game for the Nintendo GameCube that stands as one of the highest-rated horror games released to date. Some may have thought Capcom would be done remaking the first Resident Evil, but according to Resident Evil 2 remake director Kazunori Kadoi, it’s possible that the publisher will remake it yet again in the future.
“Certainly enough time has passed that it wouldn’t be laughable to remake the remake. I personally think that would be an interesting thing to do,” Kadoi said in an interview with Game Informer. Kadoi stopped short of offering specifics as to what yet another remake of the original Resident Evil would look like in this day and age, but it seems as though there are two possibilities that seem the most likely.
One scenario is that the new Resident Evil remake takes after the Resident Evil 2 remake by using an over-the-shoulder view instead of fixed camera angles, and presenting a streamlined take on the story with vastly improved graphics. Capcom could also take inspiration from Resident Evil 7 instead, and release a version of the first Resident Evil that is played entirely in first-person.
Of course, this remake of the Resident Evil remake is just a hypothetical at this point. For now, Capcom is focused on finishing development of the Resident Evil 2 remake before it will move on to its next project in any serious way. It’s tough to say what exactly that project is at this point, but there have been suggestions that Capcom could remake Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, or start fully investing its efforts in Resident Evil 8.
Capcom’s willingness to keep remaking its games should come as no surprise, as the publisher announced years ago that remakes and remasters would be key to its strategy moving forward. More recently, Capcom reiterated that creating more remakes is definitely part of its future plans, so a remake of a game that has already been remade certainly isn’t out of the question.
The Resident Evil remake is out now for GameCube, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii.
Source: Game Informer