Back in June, shortly after the announcement of Resident Evil Village, we learned that the developers were struggling to get the game running on current gen consoles, pushing Capcom to only announce the game for next-gen consoles. It has been assumed that the current-gen versions of the game have just been scrapped, but that may no longer be the case.
This week during the Tokyo Games Show, Capcom producer, Tsuyoshi Kanda, said that the team is still looking into bringing the game to Xbox One and PS4.
Here is the full quote: “While Resident Evil Village is being developed specifically for next-generation consoles and PC, we’re looking into delivering the experience on Xbox One and PS4 as well. We’re looking into it, but we can’t make any promises. However, we will do our best in creating a top-tier survival horror experience on current generation consoles.”
Resident Evil 8/Resident Evil Village is currently set to release in 2021. The game takes place a few years after the events of Resident Evil VII and brings back fan-favourite character Chris Redfield.
KitGuru Says: Traditionally, big games remain cross-gen for the first year or so of a new console generation, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that process sped up a bit this time around. Do you want Resident Evil 8 to come to current gen? Or would you be fine with it being next-gen and PC only?