Resident Evil 2 Fan Remake Project Abandoned at Capcom's Request
Dev team ends project on good terms and will be visiting Capcom to discuss ideas.
InvaderGames, the fan-group behind Resident Evil 2: Reborn, has confirmed it is abandoning work on the project at the request of Capcom.
Posting on NeoGAF, a member of the development explained it agreed to halt progress because Capcom revealed plans to officially remake the game itself, and has done so on good terms.
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"Contrary to what might be thought, [the announcement of an official remake] is wonderful news for us," the statement reads. "As fans, we're so happy that Capcom has decided to take the lead [on] the project."
The statement continues: "Nobody could bring the 1998 masterpiece back to life better than the creators themselves."
According to the statement, InvaderGamers has also been invited to meet with Capcom's development team "to discuss further ideas."
Reflecting on the project, InvaderGames said it was happy with how well fans responded to its work.
"Even though we cannot complete the Resident Evil 2: Reborn project, we're happy what we've shown [was supported] by fans worldwide and has been noticed by Capcom itself. We promise that the work done until now will be useful for future projects."
In July 2015, it was reported the fan-made Resident Evil remake had caught Capcom's eye, and the Japanese company asked for "honest opinions" regarding the desire for a re-release.
Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, producer of the Resident Evil HD Remaster, later confirmed he had pitched an official remake to his bosses. The outcome of the meeting was eventually confirmed when the Capcom-led Resident Evil 2 was revealed.
Hirabayashi indicated the project is in the very early stages of development and "it will be some time before [Capcom] can bring you an update on this project."
Although details have to be confirmed, it is believed Resident Evil 2 will be completely remade for modern consoles.
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