An Amendment to Resident Evil 4 Remake to Address an Important Issue
Ahead of its launch, Capcom has declared that a major problem with the remake of Resident Evil 4 will be repaired. Last June, the studio revealed its plan to remake the popular action-horror game, leading to a lot of apprehensions but these have since changed to excitement with the release of trailers and gameplay previews. One thing which caused concerns was the rain visual effects, and Capcom has now verified that this will be addressed before the game’s launch.
Released first on the Nintendo GameCube in January 2005, along with titles such as Viewtiful Joe and Killer7, Resident Evil 4 has since been released on multiple platforms, including PS2, Wii, PS4, Xbox One, and Oculus Quest 2. This game is thought to be one of the greatest horror games of all time, popularizing the over-the-shoulder third-person viewpoint that is used in many shooters and horror games today. Due to the success of its Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 remakes, Capcom proclaimed that they will be remastering the game in June 2022 in a PlayStation State of Play presentation.
Eager followers of the Resident Evil 4 remake have been captivated by each fresh view of the title, as it promises to both respect the original and add fresh elements to the series. Nonetheless, a gameplay video published by Game Informer last month sparked debates about the rain effect, which some found to be less than attractive. Capcom has now stated, during a preview event for Press Start, that a patch to adjust the rain visuals of Resident Evil 4 will release on the day of the game’s launch.
As the release date of Resident Evil 4 approached, people were concerned about the loud rain effects in the game. This was likened to the intrusive rain effects in the initial release of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition, which many saw as too distracting to play. Although those who review the game may still encounter this effect, most players should be able to enjoy it without the rain getting in the way of taking down Ganados. Fortunately, this issue has been addressed and should not be a problem.
Capcom is showing that they are taking quality seriously with their recent AAA output, and they are attentive to feedback from fans both before and after the launch of their games. We can only hope that this level of polish will be reflected in the upcoming Resident Evil 4 remake when it is released.
Resident Evil 4 is set to launch on March 24 for PC, PS4, PS5, and the Xbox Series X/S.