Capcom’s next MAIN Resident Evil title (as they have a few spin-off and remakes…) started life as a new Revelations game?
AestheticGamer kept his word: previously, he said that he’ll wait a bit after Resident Evil 3 Remake launches, and then, he’ll share more information about the 2021 Resident Evil game. Indeed, he wrote multiple tweets. Let’s see what he said:
„[…] This will be breaking this month with more details later not by myself, but I’ve needed to clear some stuff up. Resident Evil 2021 is Resident Evil 8, but it wasn’t always RE8. During most of its development, it existed as Revelations 3. The reason I said RE8 was „years away” earlier this year is last year an RE8 was in development, and that one is years away, but Capcom didn’t want a huge gap between Resident Evil 7 and 8, so that title got pushed to the side for now, and internal testing and such was super positive on Revelations 3.
Resident Evil Revelations 3 was received a lot better by testers, internally, etc, than they expected, so the game’s been given an additional year in the oven to convert itself to Resident Evil 8. The Ambassador leaks about Werewolves and Ethan in a snowy village are 100% true, but they’re outdated information. The game has been going through some huge changes to make it more like a „mainline” title: big changes to the story, characters, etc. So specifically what you’ve heard may not be fully true in the final, but several elements remain. So as I’ve said, it’s a cross-gen game,” he said.
So Resident Evil 8 should be arriving in 2021 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Allegedly, Capcom wanted to reveal the game in June at E3, but the Japanese company’s plans have been changed. They might knock on Sony’s doors to have the announcement in the June State of Play stream (as Sony HAS TO talk about the PlayStation 5 somewhere…) unless the game does get revealed this month, via „unofficial channels.”
Keep in mind that none of this is official information, but we should be hopeful this time around.