Sorry, fans. It appears a Dino Crisis reboot isn’t anywhere on the horizon as of now. Even with an abundance of online rumors, Capcom has revealed a new sequel is not under development.
Resident Evil 7 Producer Masachika Kawata detailed no remaster or re-release is underway. Speaking to the Daily Star, “I think if you were to create Dino Crisis with modern gaming technology it would be a really exciting prospect,” he admitted. Kawata also said that he himself is hoping for a Dino Crisis reboot but as it stands, there is no conversation that he is aware of.
5 Facts About The Dino Crisis Franchise
Before the arrival of Resident Evil, there was Dino Crisis. The Capcom franchise consists of five installments released between 1999 and 2003. Here are 5 quick facts about the legendary series:
- Dino Crisis is a survival horror video game that focuses on outbreaks of deadly dinosaurs and other monsters on an island laboratory.
- Dino Crisis is basically Resident Evil but instead of zombies, you’re playing with dinosaurs. Following a similar formula to that of RE, it showcases combat, puzzles, and controls along with voice acting, noted Pause Resume.
- The hit game went on to sell over 2 million copies. Follow-up titles included Dino Crisis 2 (2000), Dino Stalker (2002), Dino Crisis 3 (2003), and Dino Crisis: Dungeon in Chaos (2003).
- The game has been available on a number of platforms that include PlayStation, Dreamcast, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Mobile phones.
- Discussion of a Dino Crisis reboot stemmed from an earlier comment by Capcom Producer, Tao Weishi. The executive said he was interested in reviving the Dino Crisis series.
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Capcom Reboots and Remasters
According to Daily Star, Weishi suggested that the remastering of the game would compliment Capcom’s current strategy of relaunching its previous series. Capcom has already renewed one franchise. Marvel vs. Capcom was recently re-released as Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 on current-gen. Further, it will also have a new entry by way of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, noted Stevivor.
Relatedly, there is a report by Game Ranx that Capcom considered a Dino Crisis re-mastering courtesy of Capcom Vancouver. Basically, Vancouver was given the option in 2013 to work on Knights of Aegis or a reboot of Dino Crisis. Evidently, the team in Vancouver opted to develop the RPG title.
In conclusion, all official communication points at a stay on the reboot. However, with the right public demand or a brilliant plot by executives, it remains in the realm of possibilities.