Fans of the original have been clamoring for fixed camera angles in Resident Evil 2 remake. While the remake has switched over to a third-person camera, much like Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6, many hoped that there would be an unlockable option to play the game more like the original Resident Evil 2.
If you want to know if it’s possible to play Resident Evil 2 remake with a fixed camera angle mode, we’ve got the scoop.
Does Resident Evil 2 remake have a fixed camera angle mode?
The original RE2 had a camera that was static no matter how your character moved. When you entered a room, you would play from this singular perspective until you entered another room or reached a trigger point to move the camera angle. Because of the fixed camera, Resident Evil 1, 2, and 3 were able to use pre-rendered backgrounds that allowed for a lot more detail than the 3D models and textures of the time.
When the remake of Resident Evil 2 was announced, a lot of fans wondered what direction the developers would take. When the first game was remade, it was expanded and improved graphically but kept the fixed angles the series was known for. However, the first remake came out all the way back in 2002, and in the 16 years since games have come a long way in both gameplay and graphics.
Instead of using fixed angles and pre-rendered backgrounds, Resident Evil 2 remake is played in a fully 3D space. The camera sits just behind your character’s shoulders and is freely rotatable. This makes for a much more detailed, larger feeling game, though some of the claustrophobia of the original remains.
Unfortunately, despite how cool it would be, it doesn’t seem like Resident Evil 2 remake has a fixed camera mode. The devs on the project have been quoted as saying they had worked on a fixed camera mode early on, but that it didn’t work well for technical reasons.
We’ve beaten the game, gotten S ranks and unlocked almost everything available, so if there were a fixed camera mode in Resident Evil 2 remake, we’d have likely found it by now. Since it would take a ton of extra work getting the mode to work, it’s likely that it wouldn’t be that hard to find. There’s always the possibility that fixed cameras could be released later as DLC, but for now, they’re not in the game.