Resident Evil Code: Veronica is a classic installment in the series, but it’s unclear whether the game will receive remake treatment or if it’s going to be left in the past.
The enduring horror franchise Resident Evil has seen a slew of remakes recently, including the Game of the Year contender Resident Evil 4 which dropped earlier this year. Since remakes of Resident Evil 2, 3, and 4 are all out, fans are expecting a remake of Resident Evil 5 to follow suit but there have also been rumbles of a Code: Veronica remake as well. So what does the future actually hold for Resident Evil?
The original Resident Evil Code: Veronica came out in 2000 and has only seen remastered ports since then. All three of its predecessors have been remade in the years since, and Resident Evil 4 came out years after the oft-forgotten Dreamcast title. Although the game is technically playable on modern consoles thanks to backward compatibility and re-releases, it’s still an early 2000s game at its core that feels dated in many ways.
Resident Evil Code: Veronica was important for the series’ overarching story, but will it be getting a remake? Here’s what is known.
Will there be a Resident Evil Code: Veronica remake?
While a Resident Evil Code: Veronica remake could happen someday, there are no signs that Capcom is currently working on one.
Now that Resident Evil 4 is out, it’s anyone’s guess as to which Resident Evil game Capcom will remake next. Code: Veronica makes sense for a number of reasons, including its place in the overarching Resident Evil story.
Both Resident Evil 4 and Code: Veronica follow the protagonists of Resident Evil 2. While RE4 follows Leon, Code: Veronica initially focuses on Claire Redfield and her search for her brother, Chris. Since it was mentioned that Claire was looking for Chris in the Resident Evil 2 remake, it would make sense to continue that story.
A remake of Code: Veronica would also serve to reintroduce Chris Redfield. Though he’s one of the original stars of the series, new fans aren’t as familiar with him as series veterans. Resident Evil 7 brought many newcomers to the series and Chris has only had short appearances in each of the games since.
While the next numbered game in the series is Resident Evil 5, the 2009 title doesn’t have the strong reputation of its numbered predecessors. Resident Evil 5 was a radical departure from series norms due to its emphasis on co-op multiplayer. It also drummed up significant controversy before its launch due to its portrayal of Africans.
Capcom has not confirmed what the next Resident Evil remake will be, or if there are plans for any more games to be remade. Much of the chatter on the series’ future has centered on Resident Evil 9, which could be years away from release. Resident Evil 1 could also receive another remake, or spin-offs like Resident Evil: Revelations could be brought back to life.
Can you play Resident Evil Code: Veronica today?
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is available digitally on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and can be played on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles.
The game initially came out on the Sega Dreamcast, but that isn’t a viable way of playing it today for most people. While it’s playable on consoles like the PlayStation 2 and Gamecube, it also received digital re-releases on the PS4 and Xbox 360 which can be purchased on modern consoles’ storefronts.
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X is the definitive version of the game, with added cutscenes, more story elements, bug fixes, and some quality-of-life changes. The standard version of the game was only released on the Dreamcast, with every other console getting Code: Veronica X.