It’s been almost three years since Capcom first announced that Resident Evil 2 is getting a remake on modern platforms. Capcom has confirmed that it will be built from the ground up, not just remastered, and that it’s seeking to capture the spirit of the original. Aside from those few tidbits, it’s been radio silence since 2015.
Capcom may be playing things close to the chest officially, but if a report from gaming site Rely on Horror is to believed, someone close to the project has been leaking details. According to their source, the Resident Evil 2 Remake will be built in the RE Engine (like Resident Evil VII), but will feature an over-the-shoulder perspective similar to Resident Evil 4 instead of a first-person perspective. It’s said that the camera will occasionally be “stylized” differently, but it’s not exactly clear what this means. Rely on Horror speculates that the game will alternate between an over-the-shoulder perspective and a fixed camera perspective similar to the game’s original view.
Like Resident Evil VII, the remake is said to use photogrammetry scanning for improved photorealism. The game is said to run at 30 frames per second with a 1080p resolution on PlayStation 4, while the Pro version runs at 60 frames per second with a dynamically scaling resolution that will at times reach 4K and at times come short. Rely on Horror’s source claims it will be the best-looking Capcom game made to date.
As for content, the game will include campaigns for both Leon and Claire, just like the original. These campaigns are said to be much longer than the original, with new areas and new content. Capcom apparently contacted former employees who had worked on Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 4 to recruit them to the development team for the remake.
As with all rumors, this is not confirmed information, so take it with a healthy dose of skepticism. All of this information sounds entirely plausible, but there’s nothing to back it up at this point. Rely on Horror’s source says Capcom may debut a trailer for the game at E3, but they have not confirmed any such plans. Hopefully we’ll have our answer soon.
Source: Rely on Horror