Some of the spectacular mod tasks going is Resident Evil 4‘s HD Challenge, a alternative texture pack which is so devoted to the unique look that the makers have even tracked down and rephotographed among the buildings Capcom photographed for his or her unique textures. After six years, the mod is nearing completion and… now right here come rumours that Capcom are planning a full remake of RE4. Whereas I wouldn’t anticipate the mod to surrender, I’m nonetheless glad to listen to them shrug off the rumours and say ye olde RE4 nonetheless deserves a makeover.
Rumours earlier this month mentioned that Capcom had began manufacturing on a full remake of RE4. They’re solely rumours for now, however it does appear inevitable contemplating how fashionable Capcom’s latest RE remakes have been.
Albert Marin, one of many two fellas behind the mission, addressed the remake rumours in a weblog publish on Saturday:
“Proper now it’s only a hearsay, however I don’t actually care if it’s achieved or not. Capcom’s newest remakes are method totally different from the unique variations. The unique sport will nonetheless be distinctive and worthy of a remastered model.”
Capcom have been altering Resident Evil a good bit as they return spherical, making them play extra like trendy third-person shooters than ye olde fixed-camera survival horror video games. RE4 is without doubt one of the video games which outlined that new type of shooter, pushing the collection far deeper into shooty motion, however it feels very a lot of its time now and Capcom will certainly fiddle a good bit when/in the event that they attain it.
Marin additionally shared a video exhibiting their present model of Chapter 4-4, the bit with the ultimate boss battle earlier than Leon leaves the fort:
The group are taking one other polish move on the entire sport for the reason that model launched in 2018. Tweaks embody redoing just a few textures, re-rendering cutscenes at excessive resolutions, tweaking lighting, and updating enemies. It seems to be nice.
Not like some texture packs, the RE4 HD Challenge nonetheless seems to be like RE4. It preserves the sharpened, contrast-y type of Capcom’s unique work, simply with extra element. Capcom might have chosen that type partially in response to technical limitations of the time however it was how the sport seemed, and the way I would like the sport to nonetheless look. And the group have even mounted a few of Capcom’s errors, going into the geometry to deal with just a few glitches and quirks from the unique. It’s mighty spectacular.
You possibly can observe the mod’s progress on their weblog and Twitter. If you wish to get actually particular, they’re additionally publicly monitoring progress on particular person rooms.
The hearsay mill has additionally been grinding out rumours about Resident Evil 8, together with that it’ll be one other first-person one and can have… werewolves? Certain, why not, all’s honest on the planet of bioweapons.