The company felt that the remake infringed on its copyright.
Capcom officials have shut down a fan-made remake of Resident Evil Code Veronica. The project was not released, its creators said.
According to the remake’s creators, Capcom felt that the fan project violated the company’s rights: in the remake of Resident Evil Code Veronica, there are characters owned by Capcom, the rights to the Resident Evil trademark also belong to her.
As The Gamer notes, the remake’s developers were collecting donations to fund the project. The creators of the fan version of Resident Evil Code Veronica assure that Capcom has no questions about the donations.
The creators of the fan remake.
Capcom decided to end our projects not because of taking donations, but because of using the name Resident Evil, Capcom characters, and so on.
Notably, Capcom shut down the remake of Resident Evil Code Veronica shortly before its early access release. In November, the project’s creators said they expected early access to begin in the coming months.
At the same time, Capcom apparently shut down the remake of the first Resident Evil, which was being made by the same team. This is the demo of the remake that made it to the release.
Capcom itself has no plans to release a remake of Resident Evil Code Veronica: producer Hirabayashi Yeshiaki announced this in late October. The company did not comment on the closure of fan projects.