Resident Evil 4's HD Project Mod has killed our desire for a remake

This will soon be the essential mod for Resident Evil 4's PC version

Resident Evil 4's HD Project Mod is better than most official remasters

Who needs a remake when we have Resident Evil 4's HD Project Mod

Resident Evil 4 is a classic, achieving near universal acclaim at launch for its new gameplay elements, strong visuals, and excellent third person shooting. It is taken for granted how revolutionary Resident Evil 4 was when it launched, popularising the now standard over-the-shoulder 3rd person viewpoint that many shooters now swear by.

While Capcom are rumoured to be remaking Resident Evil 4 for modern console/PC hardware, it is hard to argue that Resident Evil 4 isn't a great game as-is. The visuals may be muddy by today's standards, but at its core, Resident Evil 4 is still fun to play. Thankfully, even the game's 2005 visuals have been getting revamped by the PC modding community over the past seven years, creating what will soon be the essential mod for Resident Evil 4. 
 
The Resident Evil 4 HD Project will be launched on February 2nd 2022, remastering the game with higher resolution textures, improved models, HD pre-rendered video files, and improved lighting. This fan-made remaster mod is designed to work with Resident Evil 4's Ultimate HD Edition, transforming the game visually while keeping the game's artstyle and atmosphere intact. 
 

Resident Evil 4's HD Project Mod is better than most official remasters

If you want to see this mod in action, just watch the video below. When this mod officially releases, it will greatly diminish the world's need for Resident Evil 4's planned remake. For many gamers, this will be the definitive edition of Resident Evil 4, not Capcom's remade version.

While I have loved Capcom's remakes of Resident Evil 2 & 3, it is hard to imagine Capcom creating something that is better than their original incarnation of Resident Evil 4. Resident Evil 2/3's originals are clunky by today's standards, but Resident Evil, despite its age, still feels very modern. Capcom could surprise us with their Resident Evil 4 remake, but that won't make Resident Evil 4's HD Project any less impressive. 

Resident Evil 4's HD Project will launch on February 2nd 2022 on the re4hd website. Pre-release versions of the mod are already available to download, but these versions are incomplete and feature bugs that will not be present within the mod's final version. 

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