Amidst a thriving period for the Resident Evil series, indications suggest that Capcom might be gearing up to unveil a potential Resident Evil 5 Remake. While Resident Evil has enjoyed enduring popularity over the years, the overwhelming enthusiasm generated by the success of Resident Evil 4 Remake has ignited fervent speculation among fans about the future of the franchise. Recent updates from the publisher may offer a glimpse into Capcom's strategic roadmap.

The horror gaming genre has experienced a remarkable resurgence in recent years, notably propelled by the remarkable success of Resident Evil 4 Remake. Surpassing 6.48 million units sold as of December 31, 2023, the game claimed the title of the fastest-selling installment in the series, eclipsing the record previously held by Resident Evil 2 Remake, which amassed 5.8 million units sold during a similar timeframe. Buoyed by this success, Capcom appears poised to sustain the franchise's momentum with additional remakes. Notably, according to @PRE_Alarabiya on Twitter/X, the Steam database has registered three updates to a Resident Evil 5 package in the days leading up to the gold edition release of Resident Evil 4 Remake. These updates seemingly stripped away the Resident Evil 5 name, release data, and base game from the package. While Capcom has refrained from providing official commentary on the alleged remake, the fact that the game's Steam database page received its first update in three years hints at a potential forthcoming announcement. Speculation among fans is already rife, with some conjecturing a prospective release date in 2026, coinciding with the franchise's 30th anniversary.

While the possibility of a Resident Evil 5 Remake seems increasingly likely, Capcom has already laid the groundwork for follow-up projects through Resident Evil 4 Remake and its Separate Ways DLC. However, Resident Evil 5 Remake isn't the sole rumored endeavor in the series. Recent leaks suggest that Capcom may have five Resident Evil titles in various stages of development, with Resident Evil 9 speculated to be among them. Although the nature of the other projects remains unclear, there's speculation that remakes of the original Resident Evil and Resident Evil - Code: Veronica could be in the pipeline in the years ahead.