But you'd rather wonder if the game will ever get made?
You'd be trading knowing that they went into development for the game, to not knowing anything. Very rarely do announced games get cancelled.
In this particular case, there'd be little reason to worry about a Resident Evil 3 Remake getting cancelled even if Capcom are silent about it for years. Since that was the route they chose for RE2.
And in a rare worst case scenario and it turns out to be one of the rare announced games that get cancelled, at least you know they tried, and they were aware we wanted it.
I don't know if I'll ever see a Suikoden 6, and I don't think they'll even ever give it a shot.
I have to admit it can be annoying to wonder if a certain game will ever get made, Pikmin 4 is one of those right now, but that is only true for niche franchises. We don't need an announcement to know that Resident Evil 8 will happen at some point
I think for certain franchises, its usually just a matter of time. We just don't know how long.
And for this particular game, it seems obvious even with no hints. Same for RE8, as you mentioned.
For others though, you can get the sense that you'll never see a new entry for the rest of your life.
In the case of RE2, at that point Capcom had only remade one RE game back in 2002. So it wasn't really a thing to expect a remake. The first one seemed more like a one-off, like Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes. Maybe they'd make another one at some point. But who knew when? Could have been after RE 10.
But since the original RE2 was my favorite in the series, and they had remade the original RE1, RE2 Remake often popped up on my wishlist of games I'd like to see made, or re-made.
So when they announced it, I was happy that Capcom had heard the requests from the fans for such a game, and that they deemed the demand strong enough to warrant production over say a brand new Resident Evil.
I didn't think it would be cancelled, and I wasn't worried about it. Partially because even on the off chance that it was, at least they tried their best. And they understood that fans wanted it, so they could try again some other time when the time is right.
But mainly because there have been a lot of recent games that have gone for many years with no new info, and still got released. Sony kept telling us that The Last Guardian wasn't cancelled. In spite of that, for some reason some people thought it was. I think that was an unreasonable assumption by those people.
And when I thought about games that got cancelled like Scalebound, there was only a gap of 1 year and 5 months between the last gameplay trailer, and the cancellation announcement.
We've had plenty of games that went longer than that, and still got released, or will get released.
And I think Resident Evil 2 further cements that there's not necessarily a correlation between several years of no info, and development problems that would lead to cancellation. I'm pretty sure most of the time they'd be able to show us a new trailer every year even if the game is in development hell. The fact that they chose not to probably has more to do with the studio wanting to put focus on the next game they have slated for release.
Why did Capcom not show anything from Resident Evil 2 for so long? Or Devil May Cry 5? It does not appear to have anything to do with development issues, but rather putting the focus on their next available projects.
Last edited by Hiku - on 16 April 2019