Resident Evil 8 coming next year, to be a massive departure for the series – rumour

By Sherif Saed
31 March 2020 10:11 GMT

The next Resident Evil game will reportedly be a major shift in design.

While Capcom is getting ready to release Resident Evil 3, the developer has reportedly been working on the next mainline Resident Evil game behind-the-scenes.

According to noted leaker Dusk Golem, the project has been in development for over three years, and is planned for release in 2021. In fact, Capcom is seemingly gearing up to officially announce it soon.

As for what it is, Dusk Golem says it’ll be “by far the biggest departure the series has ever taken,” to the point that they anticipate the shift to upset existing fans. Golem likens the game’s development to that of the original Resident Evil 3, but doesn’t elaborate on what that means.

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This is not the first time we’ve heard that Resident Evil 8 has been in development for a while. In fact, Golem previously said that some of the earlier rumours – which suggest a return to first-person and a setting completely different from most Resident Evil games – are not entirely accurate.

It’s best to take all of that with a grain of salt for now until official information has been released. If Capcom is indeed close to revealing it, we may not have to wait long to learn more.

Until then, you can read out Resident Evil 3 review, and those from other critics

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