Even though Resident Evil Code: Veronica is not a numbered entry, it's still one of the absolute most-important games in the series, story-wise. Resident Evil Code: Veronica has important revelations about the Umbrella Corporation, and it also brings back Albert Wesker, the antagonist from the original Resident Evil game. The events of Resident Evil Code: Veronica would help set a course for the franchise's future. While Resident Evil 4 took a detour, the story started in Code: Veronica was eventually wrapped up in Resident Evil 5.
For one reason or another, Resident Evil Code: Veronica has largely been ignored by Capcom. While it received an HD remaster, it hasn't quite got the same treatment as other games in the series, with no version of it natively available on newer hardware. The last time it was officially re-released was in 2011 on PS3 and Xbox 360. With Capcom showing no interest in Code: Veronica, a group of fans got together to create their own Resident Evil Code: Veronica remake in the style of the recent RE remakes. Development progressed enough that the developers released a demo for the Resident Evil Code: Veronica remake and announced their plans to release it this year. However, Capcom has reportedly demanded that development on the fan remake be shut down, threatening legal action since the fan developers were using copyrighted material owned by the company.
Updated statement from the developers. pic.twitter.com/6t2ygWexjE— Biohazard Declassified 👁 TTV ROENetwork (@BioDeclassified) December 24, 2022
Sadly the Code Veronica Remake that was being worked on by a group of fan devs has been cancelled due to Capcom getting in contact. We are still in the dark as to a official CV remake but last we heard there were no plans set in stone. Let’s hope this changes in the near future pic.twitter.com/yTcrwFEog0— R.E.T.I.N.A (@RETINA8719) December 24, 2022
While this is a disappointing development for those who were hoping to play the Resident Evil Code: Veronica fan remake, some have taken this as a sign that an official remake could be in the works. Fans shouldn't hold their breath for an official Code: Veronica remake at this time, though. Many video game companies take down fan projects like these to protect their intellectual property rights, and doing so doesn't necessarily have anything to do with any future plans.
The latest word is that Capcom does not have any plans to produce a Resident Evil Code: Veronica remake, but that could change. Perhaps it's a project Capcom will pursue after releasing the Resident Evil 4 remake and the rumored Resident Evil 9, but fans should keep their expectations in check.
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X HD is available now for PS3 and Xbox 360.
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