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Next year's Resident Evil 4 remake should be "about the same length" as the PS2 original, suggesting it should take somewhere in the region of 15 to 20 hours to beat. Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi made the comment in an interview with PC Gamer after discussing what positive feedback Capcom took from the recent Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 remakes.

It's welcome news for fans who feared some areas may be cut from the PS5, PS4 remake — especially after what happened with Resident Evil 3. However, since there's so much more to see and so in 2023's updated version, the comment doesn't necessarily mean everything you remember is being kept. For example, as highlighted in our Hands On article, the very first house you enter is maybe triple the size on its own.

Fans point to locations such as the Island as places they fear might be cut. The fact it didn't appear in the latest trailer only fuelled those concerns further. Unless more footage is shown in the lead up to release, we'll need to wait until 24th March 2023 to find out what's still there and what's not.

"Capcom has already done a wonderful job with its remakes in the past couple of years, but Resident Evil 4 is really shaping up to be its magnum opus all over again," we wrote in our Hands On article. "This is that same masterpiece of a game but with so much more to see and do: more areas, more lore and files. We have never come away from a preview more certain a game will deliver. Resident Evil 4 is going to be outstanding."

Do you think any areas will be cut? Pray there isn't in the comments below.