Capcom recently told GameInformer that the possibility of remaking the Resident Evil remake is definitely on the table.
The original Resident Evil game debuted on Sony PlayStation in 1996 and then was remade onto Nintendo’s GameCube in 2002. The franchise not only consists of video games but also liveaction films, animated films, and comic books.
Capcom is currently gearing up for the Resident Evil 2 remake that will be released next year in January 2019 and the franchise’s new future had director Kazunori Kadoi musing on whether or not more remakes would be a part of that new 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…
We’ve got a lot of fans who ask for their favorite games, but we’re not going to commit to anything right now. We’d like to keep our possibilities open for the future and see what makes the most sense when we come to it. We don’t want to feed just nostalgia. We want to bring [out] how people felt about the original games and if we can, reimagine it in a way so that it bridges the generation gap between people who played it 20 years ago and newcomers.”
With the RE2 remake coming in just a few short months, it might be a little premature to start thinking about more remakes. However, in this media landscape when nothing is too young or too old for a remake, it’s a good bet that a remake of the original Resident Evil is more of an inevitability than just a mere possibility.