Capcom Cancels Fan Made Resident Evil 1 and Code Veronica Remakes
Fan Project Cancelled By Capcom!
Developer Briinscroft was working on a remake of the classic Resident Evil 1 until recently. The Resident Evil 1 remake was being developed in Unreal Engine 5 using the assets from the Resident Evil 2 Resident Evil 3 remakes. Additionally, the team was also working on a Code Veronica remake in the Unity Engine.
A playable Demo for Code: Veronica was released earlier this year on June 22 for players and consisted of the opening area of Code: Veronica but the fanmade remakes of Resident Evil 1 and Code: Veronica have been taken down by Capcom shortly before the game’s launch.
Fans have pointed out that the PayPal/ Ko-Fi link set up by the devs could be the reason why the projects got taken down since the IP is owned by Capcom, but the developers have denied this claim. The website for the projects has been taken down and now displays the text: ‘Capcom has decided to cancel the project.’
The developers shared a short statement in their discord channel:
“Accepting donations was not the reason Capcom decided to put an end to our projects, but the fact of using Resident Evil name itself, and Capcom characters, etc.”
Previously, a fanmade remake of Resident Evil 2 was also shut down in 2015, only for an official remake to be released 4 years later. However, Capcom has no plans of remaking Code: Veronica at the moment.
In an interview,Resident Evil 4 producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi stated that he was currently committed to the Resident Evil 4 remake, which is set to release on March 24, 2023, but he did not deny the possibility of a Code: Veronica Remake in the future.
Capcom also recently applied for the registration of 2 trademarks “S.T.A.R.S. DEP RACCOON POLICE” and “RESIDENT EVIL’S DIRECTOR’S CUT” which led to speculation about a possible remake of the classic Resident Evil title. What do you think about the situation? Let us know in the comments below.