Resident Evil 8 is rumored to be a cross-gen title, releasing for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X when the time comes.
- A source indicates Resident Evil 8 will be a cross-gen game, releasing on PlayStation 4, 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. Not much is known about the franchise’s next installment, though, as rumors arising from a Capcom financial presentation have been bouncing around online indicating a release window of 2021. Reinforcing this possibility, a Twitter user leaked information regarding the game’s production schedule, speculating the game would release anywhere between late January and March 2021. However, no official information has been released by Capcom.
Despite not much being known about Resident Evil 8, the gaming community is abuzz with talks about everything that could possibly be true regarding the entry. More than a release window has been speculated about the game, with the title’s potential protagonist and enemy details possibly having leaked in January 2020. However, with Capcom being tight-lipped about the project, nothing has been confirmed.
According to AestheticGamer – the same source who leaked the possibility of a launch between January and March 2021 – via Twitter, Resident Evil 8 will be a cross-gen game, meaning the title will launch on PC, PlayStation 4, 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. While discussing potential dates for a new Silent Hill game reveal, AestheticGamer delved intoResident Evil 8’s cross-gen status, as well as speculating that August will likely be the latest the game is revealed. However, AestheticGamer believes Resident Evil 8’s reveal is more likely to occur in June 2020.
Most comments on Twitter revolve around pondering the likelihood of a June reveal and conveying excitement about the possibility. Between AestheticGamer, other insiders, and commenters, rumors say the most likely reveal date for Resident Evil 8 is June 4, 2020. AestheticGamer claims to have received his information from individuals who work with studios involved with both Resident Evil 8 and Silent Hill discussions, and the user trusts their sources and believes they are in a position to know the information they provided.
The Resident Evil franchise has received a wealth of revitalized hype with the release of theResident Evil 2 and 3 remakes. With a Resident Evil 4 remake in the works, it’s not outlandish to believe Resident Evil 8’s reveal is imminent, or at least a possibility in the near-future. However, the recent cancellation of the PlayStation 5 makes a June 4 reveal of Resident Evil 8far less likely. Whether AestheticGamer’s sources are providing misinformation or not remains to be seen, but the Twitter user is a trusted source of information for a reason. Regardless, speculation and rumors should always be taken with a grain of salt.
Resident Evil 8 has no official release date.