The next installment of "Resident Evil" is coming – that's for sure. But when and on which consoles will Capcom's new shocker make gamers shudder? Will PS4 owners be able to gamble the game back in VR? We summarize what has been known so far about "Resident Evil 8".
Several years have passed since the release of "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard". The horror encountered by players as Ethan Winters in the swamps of Louisiana has been gradually digested. Time for a sequel! So far, "Resident Evil 8" is yet to come …
Is "Resident Evil 8" under development?
From official side there is no announcement of "Resident Evil 8". A teaser on the E3 2019 was missing. Nevertheless, we are pretty sure that the development has already begun.
The reason: Already two infamous "Resi" -Leaker have tweeted information about the upcoming scary game from Capcom. EvilVR and AestheticGamer both independently confirm that a small team should be in the planning phase of the upcoming game. Apparently, the concept is developed by Capcom itself – in contrast to the remake of "Resident Evil 3", which is implemented according to previous information by an external team.
In addition, Resume Evil 7 producer Jun Takeuchi, in a making-of predecessor, said Capcom is already developing new plans for the next game.
What is the next game?
Also in this question are so far only speculation in space. EvilVR claims to have learned from insiders that "Resident Evil 8" is playing on a deserted island. On this is supposed to be a secret research laboratory. The player allegedly gets the task to find out what is behind the bio-weapon Eveline from Part 7. In addition, hallucinations should play a major role. When playing it should not be so easy to distinguish between dream and reality.
In fact, EvilVR could be right with his assessment: producer Takeuchi announced in the making-of mentioned above that the adventures of Ethan Winters are the prelude to a series. However, he also says in the same interview that "Resident Evil" may look very different in the future than in the current episode.
Will "Resident Evil 8" support VR glasses?
"Resident Evil 7" was the first game in the series, which brought gamer directly into the skin of the protagonist using VR glasses. It is quite possible that Capcom will continue to rely on Virtual Reality in the future: Takeuchi emphasized to the release of the predecessor, that his team always think about the direction in which the genre of survival horror could develop.
However, there is still no official confirmation and the industry insiders are still silent on VR.
"Resident Evil 7" producer Jun Takeuchi commented in a making-of on the possible direction of upcoming games.
If "Resident Evil 8" actually plays on an island, then trips across the water and attacks from it could again wait for players.
In the eighth part of "Resident Evil", the protagonist may have to solve the mystery behind the bioweapon Eveline.
It is unclear whether the next part of the series will be played in the ego perspective.
Maybe the next game will build on the predecessor in many ways.
When will the game be released – and will it be for the PS4 & Xbox One?
So far everything looks like that "Resident Evil 8" only for the next generation of consoles appears – so for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Project Scarlett . This, in any case, the Leaker AestheticGamer wants to have learned from a reliable source. He speaks of delays in the production process.
The release of the PS5 is expected in late 2020. If this information comes true, then fans of the series have to be patient. By the way, there were a full five years between the release of "Resident Evil 6" and "Resident Evil 7". The release date of "Resident Evil 8" would be at the same distance in the year 2022.
After all, the last "Resident Evil" parts have all been released for PlayStation, Xbox and PC and recently, the Nintendo Switch has also been replenished several titles in the series . It is accordingly likely that Capcom will continue to supply all these platforms in the future. From the official side, there is still no confirmation.
- There is currently no official announcement for "Resident Evil 8". Two well-known Leaker are however convinced that the play is in the concept stage.
- A release date is not yet known. It is rumored that a release is expected in the next generation of consoles – so from the end of 2020.
- On which platform "Resident Evil 8" will be available is also unclear. According to speculation, the game will no longer appear for PS4 and Xbox One.