The brakes have been put on InvaderGames' Resident Evil 2 Reborn.
The fan-made project was hoping to revitalise the 1998 survival horror title, but plans were scuppered when Capcom itself announced an official remake of the game last week.
The publisher contacted InvaderGames prior to the announcement to ask that the project be stopped. However, the team has been invited to a meeting with Capcom to discuss possible involvement in future projects.
After the official announcement of the Resident Evil 2 remake by Capcom, we officialise the end of the works on Resident Evil 2 Reborn,” the team said.
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).
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.
We're very grateful to Capcom for having noticed our work and having appreciated as much the love we feel about the Resident Evil saga as developing videogames. It's very rare to find such a leader company in the industry so much open minded and sensitive to the work of a growing studio like ours, guided by passion and competence.”