Resident Evil 2 is a very scary game, that much we can all agree on. But if there's a way to make Resident Evil 2 scarier, it might be by bringing back the fixed camera angles from the classic Resident Evil games.
Modder Enveloping Sounds showcased a few concept videos for a fixed camera angle mod in Resident Evil 2 over the past week. The mod recreates the static camera present in the original 1998 version of Resident Evil 2 to see what it looks like in the modern remake. This is because the 2019 version of Resident Evil 2 uses an over-the-shoulder view that was first introduced to the series in Resident Evil 4.
While Enveloping Sounds released several videos for the proposed fixed camera angle mod, they say full implementation will be tricky due to Resident Evil 2's darkness. "The near pitch black lighting in certain areas of the police station was designed with over-the-shoulder view and flashlight in mind," writes Enveloping Sounds. "Much of the environmental detail simply isn't visible [using a fixed camera angle], so you'd have to add tons of light sources around all the blacked-out areas."
So far there's no plans to make the Resident Evil 2 fixed camera angle mod into a full project, but it might just be cool even to convert just a few areas in the game to using a fixed camera angle. After all, it just looks so good in Enveloping Sounds' concept videos.
Capcom is already planning on releasing new content for Resident Evil 2 in the coming weeks, including a new bonus mode called Sole Survivors. Check out our Resident Evil 2 guide for our full coverage, and check out Enveloping Sounds' YouTube channel for a full library of Resident Evil 2 mod videos.