Despite having entered full production last year, it seems that the Resident Evil 4 Remake is reportedly being pushed back to 2023 because of a partial reboot.
VGC reports that developers M-Two, the studio leading the development of the Resident Evil 4 Remake, have had their role “significantly reduced” due to disagreements in direction. M-Two is a studio led by Platinum Games head Tatsuya Minami, and have been working on the project since 2018 but have now had their role overtaken by Capcom Division 1, the internal Capcom team responsible for the Resident Evil and Devil May Cry Games.
The main reason behind the disagreements was due to the fact that M-Two was taking the remake in the direction of the recently released Resident Evil 3 Remake, which removed some vital portions from the original. Capcom wanted a more faithful remake, similar to the Resident Evil 2 Remake, but with its “own unique take on features, story elements and environments not necessarily confined to the blueprint of the original”. As we all know, the RE2 Remake was received very well by critics and fans alike, even making it as a Game of the Year nominee back in 2019.
Whatever the case may be, the original director of the game Shinji Mikami has already given his blessing for this remake, but also says that “As long as it turns out good I have no issues with it.”