Resident Evil 3 remake ‘to release in 2020’
Report claims Capcom is pushing ahead with latest remake, following RE2 success
Capcom will release a remake of Resident Evil 3 in 2020, a new report has claimed.
YouTube channel Spawn Wave reports that Resident Evil 3 remake is in active development at Capcom, which matches what VGC has been told by a number of sources.
[UPDATE: Resident Evil 3 remake has been officially announced with a full trailer.]
Resident Evil 2 remake released in January 2019 – 21 years after the PlayStation original – and has been a very successful title for Capcom, with sales approaching 5 million units.
It’s likely that the Resident Evil 3 remake would be able to reuse at least some assets from that title, as well as mechanics and engine work, making a release at some point in 2020 possible.
The original PlayStation version of Resident Evil 3 released the year after its predecessor. The 21st anniversary of that title will be celebrated in September 2020.
Resident Evil 2 producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi has previously indicated Capcom would consider further Resident Evil remakes if fans “voice their enthusiasm” for them.
The release of Resident Evil 3’s remake could coincide with asymmetric online multiplayer game Project Resistance, which went into closed beta in October.
The multiplayer spin-off’s announcement in September forced Capcom producer Matt Walker to address fan concern about the future of the franchise as a traditional single-player game.
“It’s totally valid that people want more of that quality core experience offered in RE2 and RE7,” he said.
“My take – we as a company need to continue to branch out and try to offer up new gameplay in addition to refining the experiences people expect from us. If we just continue to offer up the same thing over and over again, people will gradually lose interest with what we’re making.”