Speaking as someone that bought the original game back in the day, I had a few fond years of being able to play it online. I was really annoyed when they took the servers down and for years, I always hoped somehow it would be revived.
Thank you very much to the team behind this. It is wholeheartedly appreciated by an old school Re player. I played it again yesterday for the first time online in years and was pleased to see I am still good at it.