An impressive-looking fan-made remake of Resident Evil Code: Veronica has been shut down by Capcom, according to developers. This incredibly unexpected announcement was made on the project’s Discord shortly before the game’s launch.
While no information is available right now, the developers say this should not be used as evidence that an official remake of Code: Veronica is in the works. Reasons for the cancellation were the use of Capcom-owned characters and the Resident Evil trademark, although there are other fan games that have so far managed to escape such legal pressure.
“Unfortunately, Capcom contacted us and canceled our projects [sic]”We are very sorry to tell you that they canceled it out of pure evil, as there is no indication that an official remake of Code: Veronica will come from them.”
The team was also working on a game called Resident Evil 1 Remake – a Unity remake of the original Resi, as opposed to the complete remake we received from Capcom.
Some fans on Discord pointed to the donation links set up by the team as a possible reason for the game’s cancellation, as it could be seen as profiting from the Resident Evil name, even though the games were free to distribute. However, the team denies this, stating, “The acceptance of donations was not the reason Capcom decided to end our projects, but the very fact of using the Resident Evil name, Capcom characters, etc.”
In the meantime, the project’s website has already been closed, it simply displays the text: “Capcom has decided to cancel the project.” It remains to be seen if the developers will be able to salvage any of their work for another game, especially since the remake of Code: Veronica, the remake of which seems to be already close to launch.