The ESRB rating for Capcom’s highly anticipated Resident Evil 4 remake hints that the upcoming title will feature in-game transactions.
Capcom’s highly anticipated remake of the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 4 will reportedly feature in-game transactions.
According to TechnClub, the ESRB rating for Capcom’s remake of Resident Evil 4 revealed it may include microtransactions for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of the title. The ESRB rating notably only mentioned console platforms and did not specify whether the upcoming PC version will retain the same features. No information was shared regarding what items will be available in the game’s store. Capcom additionally did not confirm if it planned to offer in-game purchases upon release, which still left the microtransactions subject to possible changes during development.
The reports of an in-game store have additionally sparked rumors alleging Capcom will also implement a multiplayer mode for the upcoming remake. Some fans further speculated that Resident Evil 4‘s business model may share similarities with the Resident Evil 3 remake’s online component, Resident Evil: Resistance, which was a separate survival horror mode that offered experience booster packs and cosmetic items through its in-game store.
The Resident Evil 4 remake will also reportedly be available for Xbox One, though it was not mentioned in the title’s given ESRB rating. Fans reported Resident Evil 4‘s Amazon listing seemingly confirmed the console would not be left behind, as the Xbox One was listed alongside other available platform options. Known Resident Evil leaker Dusk Golem additionally supported the reports and claimed Capcom always intended to release a version for the console. “I’m not going to say too much, but Capcom has chosen to be a bit weird with console stuff for Resident Evil Village and now RE 4,” they wrote in a post to social media. “Just for the record, RE 4 was always planned for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC, just how they announce it publicly is a bit bizarre.”
While fans were thrilled with Capcom’s decision to remake one of the most beloved games in the franchise, some of the planned adjustments for Resident Evil 4 were not as well received by the fanbase. Many longtime followers of the series were concerned when they heard voice actor Jolene Andersen, who voiced Ada Wong in the Resident Evil 2 remake, revealed she would not reprise her role for Resident Evil 4. Fans were also displeased when they learned the remake changed a scene wherein players saved a dog from a bear trap near the beginning of the story.
Resident Evil 4‘s remake is scheduled for release on March 24 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.