Could A Resident Evil 5 Remake Be On The Cards Next?

A few back-end changes suggest so.

Story Highlights

  • A Resident Evil 5 remake could be in the works by Capcom, as suggested by a new series of rumors.
  • The game’s store page descriptions and the name have been edited, teasing a rename to “Resident Evil (2009)” soon. 
  • The back-end changes suggest that Capcom may work on the RE5 remake, but take it with a grain of salt.

As teased by a new string of rumors, Capcom could be aiming for a Resident Evil 5 remake next. Several back-end changes in the game’s store page descriptions and the name suggest that the project may get renamed to “Resident Evil (2009)” soon. The tidbit was initially noticed by the Twitter user @PRE_Alarabiya, who scoured and investigated the back-end updates on SteamDB.

The user alleges that a similar pattern in the naming scheme was followed for the original Resident Evil 4 before the remake was released. In other words, Capcom could be preparing to announce a remake of Resident Evil 5 in the future. It would make sense for the series’ 30th anniversary, after all. However, I suggest taking the rumors with a pinch of salt.

Resident Evil 5 Deparated From The Traditional Formula To Broaden Series’ Horizons

The third-person shooter is often praised —and criticized by some— for tinkering with a new formula. It departed from the survival horror genre and resembled more of an action game. However, I believe that the title still had strong roots, so both sides of players found something to enjoy during gameplay. No wonder it has sold over nine million copies globally since its release to stand as Capcom’s one of the most successful ventures. 


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Resident Evil 5 came out on March 5, 2009, for PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, followed by a re-release on June 2016, for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game still holds a sizeable community, and many fans remember it with brimming nostalgia. Someone recently gave it a much-needed retro makeover in a demake for the original PlayStation.

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Shameer Sarfaraz is a Senior News Writer on eXputer who loves to keep up with the gaming and entertainment industries devoutly. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and several years of experience reporting on games. Besides his passion for breaking news stories, Shahmeer loves spending his leisure time farming away in Stardew Valley. VGC, IGN, GameSpot, Game Rant, TheGamer, GamingBolt, The Verge, NME, Metro, Dot Esports, GameByte, Kotaku Australia, PC Gamer, and more have cited his articles.

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