Resident Evil 2 Remake will be taking us back to the beginning of the franchise. Capcom is developing the remake with modern video game standards in mind like accessibility but, it will maintain the “claustrophobic horror” of the original.
Speaking with Polygon, producer Tsuyoshi Kanda talked about different aspects of Resident Evil 2 remake. He was asked if the game will be accessible and accommodating to current video game standards.
Tsuyoshi noted that there are certain standards when it comes to modern video game development. He added that Resident Evil 2 remake will definitely be more accessible but it won’t compromise the horror.
This isn’t a shooter where you can aim exactly where you want to all the time. We can bring a certain weight to the controls to make it challenging. You still panic in the moment to pick up your gun and shoot a certain part of the zombie. That feeds into the horror part.
He added that making a more accessible game doesn’t mean it has to be an action title. A game can be accessible and still can be a horror survival.
Tsuyoshi referenced Resident Evil 7 as a blueprint for Resident Evil 2 remake on how to do survival horror right. He noted that the third-person view will not compromise the “claustrophobic horror”.
It’s third-person, but it isn’t a zoomed-out view of the whole world. It’s very up close and personal with the characters on screen, and I think we’ve been able to translate that into something that feels natural and pick-up-and-playable to modern gamers, but it doesn’t lose that sense of claustrophobic horror that fans expect from the original game.
Resident Evil 7 features VR support but, the upcoming remake won’t have VR support. According to Capcom, the over-the-shoulder perspective isn’t ideal for VR.
We’re not thinking about VR support currently, given that the camera perspective and the over-the-shoulder choice would mean that VR is not the best way to present the game. VR doesn’t match the vision for us.
While Resident Evil 2 remake is a full-on remake but Capcom is treating as a new entry in the series. The reason is that Capcom has overhauled every aspect of the game.
Resident Evil 2 remake is a horror-survival title in development at Capcom. The game will launch on January 25, 2018, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.