Resident Evil 2 is the survival horror franchise’s most successful title on a single platform. Released in 1998 on Sony’s first PlayStation console, it was extremely well received by critics – so much so that it was later ported to multiple other platforms, including SEGA Dreamcast, Nintendo 64 and PC. Gamers loved it then, still love it now, and Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi reckons that Capcom might consider a 21st century reboot if we love it a bit more.
During a Resident Evil 6 Q&A session hosted by GameSpot yesterday, Hirabayashi explained five minutes in that, while the studio isn’t working on a reincarnation of RE2 presently, sufficient demand for one could change that:
“Just to lay all the cards on the table, that way there’s no rumour-mongering and things like that; no, we are not working on a Resident Evil 2 remake as of now. But, if the fans really clamour for it, if there’s a groundswell of support for remaking that game, then I think that’s something Capcom would take under consideration.”