Is Resident Evil 5 the next entry to get the remake treatment? If so, when could we start seeing talk of a release date?
Capcom have been on a mission these last few years. We’ve seen some great remasters and remakes of past Resident Evil titles, the most recent being the acclaimed release of Resident Evil 4 Remake.
Like the previous two remakes, Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3, this latest game offered a retelling of the classic 2005 story. We reunited, once again, with Leon S. Kennedy on his mission to rescue the President’s daughter, Ashley Graham, from a mysterious cult. The original Resident Evil 4 marked a shift in the franchise from pure survival horror to a more action-based game, and the remake replicates that perfectly.
But with Resident Evil 4 Remake now in the hands of the masses, what does this mean for the future of the franchise? The next logical step, it seems, is to remake Resident Evil 5.
Resident Evil 5 Remake release date
It’s important to note that, at the time of writing, no official announcement has been made about a remake of Resident Evil 5, let alone a release date. That said, there’s plenty of speculation surrounding why it’s certainly possible.
Given the timeline of remake releases, it’s possible that we could see an announcement for Resident Evil 5 Remake in the next year or so, perhaps for a 2025 release.
Resident Evil 2 Remake launched in 2019, with Resident Evil 3 Remake dropping just over a year later in 2020. Others have speculated that Resident Evil 4 Remake could have dropped a lot sooner, but the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic slowed the productions down of a vast number of projects.
With things getting back on their feet, game productions are moving back towards a typical pace.
Now that Resident Evil 4 Remake has received a hugely positive reception, there’s a good chance that Capcom is thinking of keeping the engine running. There’s a good chance that we’ll be reunited with Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar once again in a remake of Resident Evil 5. Only time will tell.