This is infected/revived Steve. In my mind he'd have some scars or veins. Here its been a while and he's won Chris's approval. They've all just gone through some mission/survival/adventure and are now safe.
Steve should still be allowed to get HUGE again, I thought he looked cool like that and would love to play as him in that form during a sequel or a spin-off of the next Resident Evil game! It broke my heart when he finally had the will and the power to protect Claire like he always wanted and yet died ANYWAY!
Right! Code Veronica, right? I'm not sure if I read that book actually, it's sitting on my shelf but unlike the others, it's in very good shape. Maybe I have and I don't remember, maybe I played the game, I don't know. Was he in just one book and/or game? Anyway, it doesn't matter, it's good art from her as usual.