Resident Evil 2 Remake is out soon and while Capcom has slowly started to trickle down more information, we are getting some behind the scenes info as well.
Recently, there was a broadcast from Japanese TV NHK featuring Capcom headquarters. It aired last week but this new information was shared by Resident Evil superfan Alex Aniel on Twitter.
According to him, the most interesting information that was revealed during this broadcast was that Capcom had at one point at least 800 developers working on Resident Evil Remake 2. This number includes “programmers, photogrammetry models, mo-cap” team members. This is obviously a massive number and seems to eclipse the previous high set by Resident Evil 6, which was roughly 600 devs. Keep in mind that Resident Evil 6 was absolutely massive, offering 3 different story campaigns with a short campaign focused on Ada Wong. All in, it took around 30 hours to finish the story in that game. It also offered full co-op support.
Now compared to Resident Evil 6, the remake of Resident Evil 2 had at least 800 developers working on it. It uses the in-house RE Engine which looks jaw-droppingly gorgeous. The result is that the game is now set to launch on January 25, 2019, which shows how much efficient Capcom was in managing the game’s launch after they released Resident Evil 7 back in January 2016.