Sony often references its first-party franchises in live-action adverts – the latest video also contains a Sly Cooper logo, for example – but the Resident Evil 4 nod is notable as the game is both unannounced and historically not a PlayStation exclusive.
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More recently, sources told VGC that M-Two had seen its role significantly reduced on the unannounced project and mainline Resident Evil studio Capcom Division 1 brought in to lead a new direction.
The horror instalment is regarded as one of the most influential games of the 2000s, with its off-the-shoulder viewpoint in particular widely adopted by many third-person shooters that followed.
In the 15 years since its release, Resident Evil 4 has been ported and remastered many times, but never fully remade.
2020’s Resident Evil 3 features a number of potential nods to RE4’s remake, including the introduction of Parasite zombies – which appear similar to Resi 4’s Plagas – and at least one sequence similar to the quick time events which featured heavily in the fourth game.
With Capcom Division 1’s involvement, it’s likely that many original Resident Evil 4 team members will be involved in the remake.