This is going to get long, and I'm sorry in advance. RE is my favorite series of all time, so I have a lot of feelings about it. I'm really concerned about this, too. I know a lot of people were really excited when this news came out, but I was not one of them.
I understand that Capcom feels the need to compete with the Final Fantasy VII remake, and I understand why they feel that need. Both Capcom and SquareEnix have been on the chopping block for a long time for continuously screwing the pooch -- and I say that as someone who has a desperate and undying love for Final Fantasy XIII. The thing is? SquareEnix has showed its playerbase that they are ready to turn things around and listen to their consumers -- that they want to give their players what they want and stop trying to focus so hard on raw numbers. After all, if they give their consumers a quality product that people actually want to buy, then the numbers will just follow along naturally.
SquareEnix earned its Final Fantasy VII remake. Capcom hasn't earned their Resident Evil 2 one.
I have no faith in them, personally. And once again, I'm saying this as someone who liked Resident Evil 6. But, that is to say, I liked it. I didn't love it, and I don't really want to see it set the stage for the rest of the series. After the abominations that were Revelations 1 and 2 (I'm sorry to anyone who liked those games, but personally I found them to be unpalatable at best and downright atrocious at worst) and the overall "meh" feeling of the main numbered installments since Mikami packed up his toys and left, I don't see how they could possibly pull this off.
I think a lot of people fail to realize or remember that the first REmake was the start of Mikami's bad blood with Capcom. Mikami almost got fired over REmake because it sold so, so poorly. It's the reason why Resident Evil 4 turned out the way it did. He had to pull out something crazy and groundbreaking just to keep from losing his job (and he ended up leaving on his own shortly thereafter anyway, but for other reasons). In fact, I remember before TEW came out I saw an interview with him where he referred to REmake as his personal masterpiece, maybe even his best work ever, and that he still has nightmares about how poorly it performed.
Simply put, REmake was Shinji Mikami, and Capcom hated that game because it lost them money. I bet they're eating their words now that the remaster has broken certain sales records, and I bet Mikami-san is probably drinking heavily to cope with the terrible irony of the situation, but. Either way, even if I thought for a second that the success of REmake REmaster would be enough to make the RE2 remake in the same style (and I don't. I just don't. Twenty bucks says it ends up an over the shoulder shooter with co-op.), I don't trust them enough to give it the amount of love, care, and attention to detail that Mikami gave the first REmake. I fully expect them to rewrite the dialogue and streamline the campaign so that there's just Leon's scenario and Claire's scenario -- none of that Leon A Claire B/Leon B Claire A shit that made that game so unique. I expect them to cut corners and reuse assets from previous RE games instead of building a new engine from the ground up.
I screamed about this on twitter a little bit lmao but god the whole thing leaves such a bad taste in my mouth. Especially fans' reactions to it. Like it was said earlier in the thread, people are giving the current RE team at Capcom credit for REmake REmaster, not realizing that the game is 14 years old and only existed thanks to the passion of people who don't work at the company anymore. As much as I'd like to believe this is Capcom realizing how badly they've been fucking up and wanting to work to make things right, it just seems like a last-ditch money grab to me.
Poor Mikami-san. He puts out a gem like The Evil Within and gets shit on for not catering to every single person's personal wants and expectations. And now people are stripping his name from the game he's said he's most proud of. I wonder how he's taking the news of this remake, personally.