Even though Resident Evil 2 Reborn was reportedly near completion, Invader Games has taken to Facebook to announce the immediate “end of the works on Resident Evil 2 Reborn.“. Surprisingly though, it isn’t too disheartened at having to stop work on its project – thanks in part to a nice gesture on Capcom’s behalf.
“Contrary to what might be thought, this is wonderful news for us and, as fans, we’re so happy that Capcom has decided to take the lead of the project and to develop the remake awaited for years by everybody (nobody could bring back to life the masterpiece of 1998 better than the creators themselves),” Invader Games states in the Facebook post. “Meanwhile as developers, we’re honoured to announce that we’ve been officially invited to meet Capcom.”
On exactly why it was stopping development, Invader Games said: “Capcom called us up in advance of the announcement and asked us if we would mind stopping the project as they had longer term plans for a Resident Evil 2 Remake. They have invited us to a meeting to discuss further ideas.”
It’s a classy move by Capcom, as it could’ve quite easily been a lot more difficult in this situation. Exactly what Capcom has planned for the Invader Games team is unclear, but judging by the trailer for Resident Evil 2 Reborn which you can see below, Capcom would be wise to take everything they have to offer a Resident Evil 2 remake on board.
In any case, Invader Games seems more than happy with its input into making a Resident Evil 2 remake happen – directly or indirectly. “Even though we cannot complete the project of Resident Evil 2 Reborn, we’re happy that what we’ve shown has achieved consents from worldwide fans and especially has been noticed from Capcom itself.“.
As for what’s next for Invader Games (aside from possibly working on the official Resident Evil 2 remake), it assured fans that the experience has been a helpful one. “We promise that the work done until now will be useful for future projects, we won’t disappoint your and our expectations.“