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Resident Evil 4 Remake Will Dial Back Quick-Time Events

Last week, Capcom unveiled a new extensive look at its upcoming remake of Resident Evil 4. The game’s opening sections, including the first house and village, were shown off in some detail, highlighting the remake’s updated visuals, improved gameplay elements and more. However, one contentious feature that will be dialed back from the original game is quick-time events (or QTEs) in the remake.

Speaking with IGN recently, Resident Evil 4 producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi explained how the team cut down the amount of quick-time events present in the remake when compared to the original game, which featured a number of QTEs during cutscenes and certain gameplay sections. It became a staple for the next few entries, but QTEs were considerably toned down or removed during the launch of Resident Evil 7, which brought the series back to its survival horror roots and eliminated the action-heavy segments that often implemented QTEs.

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When pressed about the amount of QTEs in Resident Evil 4‘s remake, Hirabayashi explained:

“I’d say there are ‘barely any’ QTEs. Different people have different definitions of what a QTE is, so while I can’t tell you that there aren’t any at all, I can say that there aren’t prompts to press buttons mid-cutscene. However, there are times when you need to press a button based on a situation. The whole team has been working to properly fit what some would call QTEs into the actual game.”

It sounds like there might still be some quick-time events present in the remake, but it will be considerably scaled back from the original. This is great news for players who feel like QTEs are often poorly implemented in games. The right way to use them can be seen in the God of War series, but Capcom might’ve indulged in it a bit too much with its trilogy of action-focused Resident Evil games from 4 to 6.

Resident Evil 4 launches on 24 March 2023 for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. In case you missed it, check out the latest trailer below.

Source: IGN

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