A recent mysterious update to Resident Evil 4 on Steam could herald potential changes to the game and possibly hint at future DLC announcements. The remake of Resident Evil 4 was released in March 2023 and quickly became one of the best-selling games in the series, featuring gameplay improvements and changes to the original story and structure. Fans have been speculating whether a “parting ways” scene will be added to the remake, but sources say it could be revealed before the end of 2023. An update on Steam, which could indicate that Capcom is making changes to the game ahead of a possible announcement. While Capcom has yet to outline DLC plans following the launch of Mercenaries mode, Resident Evil 4 is still missing the “parting ways” scene that many fans enjoyed in the original Nintendo GameCube game.
A Resident Evil 4 remake has been rumored for years, ahead of a June 2022 announcement. The remake will be released nearly a year later in March 2023, making it one of the fastest-selling games in the entire Resident Evil franchise. Players will reprise their role as Leon Kennedy as he tries to rescue the American president’s daughter in the Spanish countryside. Resident Evil 4 introduced several gameplay improvements, introduced new features, and changed some aspects of the original game’s story and structure. Most notably, the Separation scene is not included in the remake, but sources suggest it could be revealed before the end of 2023.
The Steam version of Resident Evil 4 Remake received a mysterious update today, which means the game’s apps and packages have been changed by Capcom, SteamDB reports. The changelog indicates that multiple game files are being compiled and added to Resident Evil 4 this week before the update is deployed. Additionally, the Steam version’s change numbers have been updated to reflect changes to files and resources in Valve’s database. While this particular update doesn’t exactly confirm that new DLC is coming, it could fuel speculation about what Capcom will reveal at Tokyo Game Show 2023 later this month.
Resident Evil 4 has also received multiple Steam updates ahead of the release of Mercenaries mode, which is free to all players. Following the release of free DLC, Capcom has unveiled a follow-up update for Resident Evil 4 with hidden achievements and trophies, leading to further fan speculation about new DLC in the form of Split. The exclusion of Ada’s campaign is one of the most notable points of criticism of the remake from fans of the original Resident Evil 4 .
Resident Evil 4: VR Mode is currently in development for PlayStation VR2. This new DLC will be available for free to PlayStation VR2 owners, as well as owners of the PlayStation 5 remake, while the available Resident Evil Village VR Mode could provide hardcore fans with useful preparation. Capcom has yet to reveal information about future versions of Resident Evil following the launch of VR mode, but the upcoming Tokyo Game Show 2023 seems like the perfect opportunity for Capcom to make some big announcements.
Resident Evil 4 is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.