The franchise might change so much that we might not recognise it in the 2021 Resident Evil Game…
While we wait for the Resident Evil 3 Remake (which already started breaking retail dates, same for Final Fantasy VII Remake… but we’ll get back to this subject in detail later today), Capcom is thinking of the future. No, not about rebuilding the economy after the coronavirus (because it will cripple a few sections, no doubt about it), but the next Resident Evil.
AestheticGamer (who has talked a few times about the Resident Evil 8 reboot for example; seems to be a reliable insider) grabbed his keyboard to share the following on Twitter: „Ah what the hell, I’ll tease a bit more about this 2021 Resident Evil game, and then not talk deeper about it until a bit after Resident Evil 3 Remake is out. The 2021 Resident Evil game started development in late 2016, by the time it releases it’ll have been in development for 4-4.5 years (been in dev at the moment for about 3-3.5 years). Its development is very similar to the original Resident Evil 3, not the remake, but I won’t expand on what I mean by that until later.
(1/3)Ah what the Hell, I'll tease a bit more about this 2021 RE game & then not talk deeper about it until a bit after RE3 is out. The 2021 RE game started development in late 2016, by the time it releases it'll have been in development for 4-4.5 years (been in dev at the moment
— AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem (@AestheticGamer1) March 30, 2020
The announcement for it will be really soon, and it’s by far the biggest departure the series has ever taken, to the point I expect a lot of people will be pissed off about it when it gets revealed, but they should be open-minded. Internal testing and the like show it’s a high-quality game, and I’m quite excited about it.”
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (the ORIGINAL two decades ago!) started as Biohazard 1.9, as Capcom considered it as a spin-off with another protagonist. Something similar COULD be the case here (we’re guessing!), and the departure of the new Resident Evil game could be as big as what Resident Evil 4 had after at least two reboots (one of them ended up becoming Devil May Cry), as it was a behind-the-shoulders game with more action focus.
So if the game does get announced shortly, its first video could be shown during the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X introduction. We’d guess PS5, but they might doubt us.