The new instalment of the Resident Evil series might be longer than the other games that use the same engine.
RE Engine has become something that Capcom has used a lot recently – after Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Resident Evil 3 Remake, Resident Evil: Resistance, and Devil May Cry 5 all used it. Resident Evil (8): Village will use it, too, and AestheticGamer wrote about it on Twitter.
He replied to someone who said sarcastically that he can’t wait to pay a lot of money for another DLC-sized game like Resident Evil 3 Remake. (In a sense, he is right, though – Resident Evil 3 Remake doesn’t get any DLC, while Resident Evil: Resistance keeps getting updated, while RE3R lacks the Mercenaries mode that made the original so playable…).
„Resident Evil 3 Remake is longer than a DLC piece, and it did include Resident Evil: Resistance, though I know many like to neglect that as they don’t care about it. However, if you’re worried about really short Resident Evil games, you don’t need to. Let’s just say I have an inkling about what Resident Evil games are in development right now; I’m only talking about Resident Evil 8, but people know Resident Evil 4 [Remake] is also coming up at this point. Resident Evil 8 will be the longest RE Engine game to date, and without saying too much, the other stuff coming up should follow a similar trend,” he wrote. He called Resident Evil: Village RE8 there.
And here’s the issue: Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 6 were both longer than Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and Resident Evil 2 Remake. However, sometimes less is more, and this applies to the survival horror genre – especially if there is some replayability.
Resident Evil (8): Village launches in early 2021 (maybe later…?) on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC. There might be new information about the game later this month.
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