Two fans step up to do what Capcom couldn’t with Resident Evil 4 HD Project, new screens showcase huge update to Chapter 4’s assets
The Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition released earlier this year on PC, giving players a chance to experience Capcom’s classic 2005 survival horror title with a fresh high-definition face lift. Unfortunately, while it had a lot of potential, the end result was rather middling. The updated textures lacked clarity, and the added filter made them look like a muddy mess, falling far short of fans’ expectations.
Thankfully, two die-hard Resident Evil 4 fans have stepped up to the plate to right what Capcom got wrong. Known as Cris and Albert, this multinational team of modders have been working hard to deliver a proper HD remaster of Resident Evil 4, and the results are enough to bring tears to the eyes of any veteran las plagas-slayer. Offering an 800 percent increase in texture resolution and the addition of baked textures, which allow the developers to add shadows into new textures and easily incorporate them onto the stage models, Resident Evil 4’s Spanish nightmareland has never looked better.
Don’t just take my word for it, though. Take a look at the latest comparison shots from Resident Evil 4’s fourth chapter, Separate Ways, below. Be sure to click the images to view them in full size so that you can really appreciate all of the finer details.
Pretty impressive, right? Those wanting to get their mitts on this upgrade won’t have to wait much longer. The Resident Evil 4 HD Project is slated to release later this year, and will be compatible with the Resident Evil 4 HD Ultimate Edition. You can follow the update’s progress at the team’s official site.
So, what do you think of the look of the game so far? Do you think you’ll be downloading the Resident Evil 4 HD Project when it releases later this year? Be sure to sound off in the comments and let us know.