Capcom announced yesterday that the survival horror classic Resident Evil 2 is being remade for the Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.
A video was posted online by Capcom announcing the remake of the classic game, featuring developer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi stating that the same team that was responsible for the remaster of the original Resident Evil this past January would be remaking Resident Evil 2.
Hirabayashi also adds in the video that the remake was given the go ahead “thanks to your incredible passion and support.” The developer continues with “you’ve been telling us for years that you want Resident Evil 2 to be remade, and we haven’t been able to make that happen… Until now!”
However Hirabayashi’s statement also indicates that the project is in the very early stages of development, and “it will be some time before Capcom can bring you an update on the project.” Capcom themselves have also issued a statement to Videogamer.com, which reads “We are pleased to confirm that Resident Evil 2 has been approved for development.”
It is somewhat likely that the possibility of a remake of Resident Evil 2 was brought to Capcom’s attention by a fan-made remaster of the classic horror game. Hirabayashi has confirmed that the day the fan-made remaster went viral on July 30th, he then pitched the idea to Capcom, which was successful.