[IGN] Should the next Resident Evil game be a Sequel or Remake?

What do you want to see next for Resident Evil?

  • Suplex

    Votes: 73 36.7%
  • Powerbomb

    Votes: 28 14.1%
  • Neck Breaker

    Votes: 20 10.1%
  • Tiger Uppercut

    Votes: 78 39.2%

  • Total voters
    199

Jawmuncher

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Oct 25, 2017
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Source: https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/08/13/should-the-new-resident-evil-be-a-sequel-or-a-remake

John Borba: I’ll admit that the idea of a Resident Evil 3 remake is incredibly appealing, but I’m also excited as the prospect of taking many of the lessons learned and venturing into uncharted territory. I do think that many of my criticisms of Resident Evil 7 can be attributed to it abandoning much of the characters, story, puzzles, and setting we’ve come to know in a Resident Evil game.

A new chapter in the series will be formed after the success of Resident Evil 2, with Capcom fully recognizing the importance of Raccoon City, its beloved cast of characters, and the frailty of humanity in these spectacularly terrifying circumstances. I would hope that a sequel would serve that lore again after being reminded how much of this series is built upon its foundation.

Matt Kim: Fair enough. I still think Capcom can innovate while working with an existing canvas, but either way, Capcom has been on a winning streak with Resident Evil as of late. Both Resident Evil 7, and the Resident Evil 2 remake have been, I think, home-runs. So whatever’s next for the series I’m sure Capcom has a good direction for it.
For IGN themselves, the conversation seems split down the middle (Even though they all want to see CVX remade). Seems similar to the ideas that have been posted here, which follow the same trend.

Personally, i'm on the side of a remake. This late in the game, something like RE8 should wait for next-gen to take full advantage of upcoming hardware for whatever they're envisioning. Resident Evil 6 had a lot of faults and part of them was performance from being on last-gen rather than waiting for the next jump a year later. RE3make as a whole seems like something that would perfectly fit as as cross-gen. Since you'd be able to reuse certain aspects of RE2 while still being unique (Much like the original RE3).

We'll probably get our answer this year on what's next. Can't imagine word doesn't get out on those Ambassador Tests (Which happen before and after TGS), so i'd imagine we see something at TGS so they can prevent that.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
1,121
They just stumbled into a really good gameplay formula with RE2 Remake.
Remaking Nemesis and Code Veronica in that style while they are preparing for a next gen RE8 is a no brainer.
 

Hamchan

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
2,793
Sequel. RE7 was fantastic. REmake2 was fantastic. They know what they’re doing.

REmake 2 just came out. Time for RE8.
 

_Malus_

Member
Oct 25, 2017
181
Japan
REmake 2 was so good, I‘d really like to see REmake 3 next.

I have been playing the original RE3 recently, and I want to explore a more realistic looking Raccoon City with new areas, monsters and an even more menacing Nemesis.
 

Genryu

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
347
I'd like to see a Resident Evil style game with dinosaurs... wait no that sounds terrible, I guess just give me RE8.

/s about the dinosaurs
 

Hate

Member
Oct 26, 2017
3,665
Obviously I prefer a remake of 3 but I wouldn’t be mad at a sequel. Just give me another protagonist other than Chris or Leon.

Also, I refuse to vote on that poll. :p
 

Javier23

Member
Oct 28, 2017
879
I loved both RE7 and REmake 2. I honestly don't mind at all whether we get RE8 or REmake 3 next. I haven't kept up with any development news, but I half-assumed we'd see RE8 next in 2021 and REmake 3 another two years after that. I'm in no rush either way.
 

criteriondog

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,371
Sequel. RE 8 was likely in some form of production after RE 7 finished development, and RE 2 Remake shipped back in January. Release RE 8, and then after that, RE 3 Remake can release. They can alternate like this for awhile, though I don’t see a RE 4 Remake happening for quite some time.

Also, why are 90% of ResetEra poll options sarcastic? There is a topic question, and the poll answers either don’t relate directly to the title’s topic question, or there’s some weird third answer that wins because it’s supposed to be funny.

I actually want to vote on the topic and see people’s answers.
 
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Jawmuncher

Jawmuncher

Crisis Dino
Moderator
Oct 25, 2017
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Sequel. RE 8 was likely in some form of production after RE 7 finished development, and RE 2 Remake shipped back in January. Release RE 8, and then after that, RE 3 Remake can release. They can alternate like this for awhile, though I don’t see a RE 4 Remake happening for quite some time.

Also, why are 90% of ResetEra poll options sarcastic? There is a topic question, and the poll answers either don’t relate directly to the title’s topic question, or there’s some weird third answer that wins because it’s supposed to be funny.

I actually want to vote on the topic and see people’s answers.
In this particular case, the poll you're wanting was essentially already made
 

Roygbiv95

Member
Jan 24, 2019
994
The story has gone completely off the rails since 6 so just give me RE3make with expanded lore, linear-open Raccoon City and the most intimidating stalker character since the xenomorph in Alien Isolation and we're good.
 
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Stiler

Avenger
Oct 29, 2017
5,937
I'd be happy with a new game in the vain of RE7, I loooooved that game and would absolutely go for another in that style.
 

Rimkrak

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,158
RE8 VR please, bring back the original characters if needed(I'd love to have them back too), but please continue the story of Ethan, I still believe he knew more than what we were told in 7.

But the main most important point is bring back zombies :) Molded are dead anyway
 

Silencerx98

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
552
Sorry you have bad taste, Jaw, but I ain't voting in that poll because it reminds me of the shitty action games :P

On a serious note, RE2 2019 was literal perfection of the survival horror genre so I don't mind if RE8 or RE3make comes first. Although initially I had hoped RE8 would be out first, rumors are RE3make is further along in development, so eh, can't hurt either way. Just one more great mainline RE game to close out the generation and I'm more than happy
 

FlintSpace

Member
Oct 28, 2017
1,304
I came to vote for sequel but the poll choices confused me. Remake can happen anytime, why would someone trade for a new thing vs a remake.

Capcom been doing great so we should have high hopes for the sequel too.