A Resident Evil 4 Remake fan discovers an unused Wesker character model
The Resident Evil 4 Remake has finally released the Separate Ways expansion earlier this week. In addition to allowing players to take on the role of ...
The Resident Evil 4 Remake has finally released the Separate Ways expansion earlier this week. In addition to allowing players to take on the role of Ada and follow her own story, it also provides dataminers with a set of new files to dig through - and one discovery has piqued the interest of the fan community.
This new file is an unused character model for Wesker that differs from the model used in the Separate Ways story. Here, we can see that he has an incredibly injured arm, which aligns with some leaked concept art prior to the announcement of the Resident Evil 4 Remake. The existence of a character model for this version of Wesker suggests that it was considered until fairly late in development before being discarded for some reason.
This discovery was made by modder Michael Kemp and shared on Twitter. Quickly, Resident Evil fans began to speculate that the visibly injured arm was a reference to the beating Wesker had to endure in Resident Evil Code: Veronica, the previous game in the timeline.
If this is intended as a reference to the events of Code: Veronica, it would be significant. The game rarely receives the love and attention that other parts of the Capcom series get, even though fans have long been begging for a remake or remaster. If Wesker alludes to the events of the game in Separate Ways, it would be an indication that a remake is possible. However, so far, this has been skipped as Capcom went directly from Resident Evil 3 to Resi 4.
Unfortunately, it seems that the model remains unused and may have been simply discarded and abandoned instead of being introduced in another expansion. However, if the injuries do originate from Code: Veronica, it at least suggests that the game is still in the studio's memory and has not been completely forgotten.
Unfortunately, Code: Veronica fans are currently left alone with these fragments. Some fans took it upon themselves to develop a remake, but it was later discontinued by Capcom. The fan developers claim that this was due to their use of the name Resident Evil, not specifically because it was a Code: Veronica remake. Therefore, this may not be evidence that an official remake is in the works. In that case, Resident Evil 5 would be next in line after Capcom finishes updates for the Resident Evil 4 remake.