Back before Resident Evil Village was announced, when it was being relentlessly leaked, it was heavily rumoured that the game would be a cross-gen title. When Capcom officially announced the game in June though, it was revealed as a next-gen exclusive, with subsequent reports suggesting that Capcom had made the switch due to the PS5 and Xbox Series X’s SSD, which would allow them to put a greater emphasis on exploration.
Now, however, it seems Capcom are switching back. Over on Twitter, known Resident Evil Dusk Golem (or AestheticGamer) has said that he can now “100% confirm” that Resident Evil Village is still cross-gen, and that the relevant announcement is going to be made by Capcom soon. They are still targeting a half half of 2021 launch window for the horror title.
Recently, Dusk Golem also claimed that Resident Evil Village’s PS5 version was facing issues and was proving to be a stumbling block for the game’s development, and that Capcom were holding internal discussions about whether or not to switch back to releasing the game as a cross-gen title. Read more on that through here.
Resident Evil Village will be the centrepiece of an hour-long panel at TGS 2020 later this month. It’s possible that this is an announcement that will be made during that presentation.
It’s worth noting, however, that this hasn’t officially been confirmed, and as is the case with any unverified insider leak, it’s best to take this with a grain of salt for now. Stay tuned to GamingBolt though, and we’ll keep you updated should we learn anything new.
So I've said before that I know for a fact (before COVID) this game was launching a cross-gen game aiming for a January 2021 release date.
Let me just say I got 100% confirm the game is still cross-gen, that will be revealed soon, release date is still aiming for first-half 2021.
— AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem (@AestheticGamer1) September 22, 2020