Resident Evil Code: Veronica Fan Remake "Cancelled By Capcom" Just Before Release

An impressive-looking fan remake of Resident Evil Code: Veronica has been shut down by Capcom, according to the developers. The incredibly sudden announcement was just made over on the project's Discord, and comes just before the game was set to launch.

While there isn't much information to go on right now, the developers say that this shouldn't be used as evidence of an official Code: Veronica remake being in the works. The reasons given for the cancellation were the use of Capcom-owned characters and the Resident Evil trademark, although there are other fan games that have avoided this legal pressure so far.

"Unfortunately Capcom has contacted us and they have canceled our projects [sic]," reads a short statement shared via Discord. "We are very sorry to tell you that they canceled it out of pure evil, since there are no signs that an official code veronica is coming from them."

The team were also working on a game called Resident Evil 1 Remake Remake – a Unity remake of the original Resi, as opposed to the complete overhaul we got from Capcom.

Some fans in the Discord pointed to donation links set up by the team as a possible reason for the cancellation, as this could be seen as them profiting from the Resident Evil name, even if the games were distributed for free. The team denies this, however, saying: "Accepting donations was not the reason Capcom decided to put an end to our projects, but the fact of using the Resident Evil name itself, and Capcom characters, etc."

We've reached out to Capcom for clarification, and to see if other fan games will be shut down for any reason. The company has not responded at the time of writing.

In the meantime, the website for the projects has already been taken down, simply displaying the text: "Capcom has decided to cancel the project." It remains to be seen if the developers salvage anything from their work for another game, especially with the Code: Veronica remake seemingly so close to launch.

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