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Capcom isn't generally known for approaching fan creations with open arms, but it seems as though they might be changing up their attitude a bit.
At least, that's what it seems like, as the fanmade Resident Evil 2 remake we covered just the other day gains traction across the internet. Capcom's Research & Development Division (via GameSpot) took to Facebook to post a message asking fans for their opinions of the project, but very clearly not opening their arms to the team who created it just yet:
"As the team owns the Resident Evil brand, we're not certain how we feel about this approach, and would like to ask your honest and frank opinion about the 'Resident Evil 2 Remake' and what the brand identity is supposed to be about?"
The post has attracted thousands of responses from Resident Evil fans across the world, many of which declare their support for the project and the community surrounding it. But it's curious as to what Capcom may actually be doing with this Facebook post. It could be a simple attempt at saving face, or it could be a way for the higher-ups to gauge interest in an upcoming Resident Evil 2 HD remake, which it's pretty clear fans would absolutely love to see come down the pipeline.
And it's not out of the realm of possibility, if you think back to 2012, where Capcom producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi delivered a famous ultimatum: If enough fans demanded and made a fuss about a Resident Evil remake, it would happen. It appears when these types of things are said, the person responsible for them usually ends up keeping their word, so it's possible that this could be a similar situation.
It's interesting to note that the Resident Evil HD edition this year has sold more than a million copies as well, which has prompted Capcom to sell even more remasters, but it's not clear at this point which they're gunning for. A Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake would be absolutely golden, but probably out of the possibility, especially with as much trepidation as Capcom has when approaching a remake.
Whatever the case, it'll be excellent if we could see any additional Resident Evil releases coming down the pipeline, along with new entries for the series. It's a great time to be a fan of the survival horror genre in general, actually.