Rumor: New Resident Evil Game Releasing Within Next Year
Right now, it’s safe to say that most Resident Evil fans are currently focused on the impending release of the Resident Evil 3 remake, which is set to launch in about a month’s time. However, with Resident Evil being one of Capcom’s biggest franchises, it’s no surprise that the company is already working on what comes after Resident Evil 3. As it turns out, fans of the survival-horror franchise won’t have too long of a wait after RE3 to see the next big Resident Evil game for themselves, as it’s apparently scheduled to release within the year.
This is according to AestheticGamer, aka Dusk Golem, who is known for their accurate Resident Evil leaks. For example, AestheticGamer leaked that the Resident Evil: Resistance multiplayer game was going to be a part of RE3 months before it was confirmed by Capcom. At any rate, AestheticGamer is now claiming that a new Resident Evil game will release within the next 365 days.
Unfortunately for anyone hoping for more details, AestheticGamer says that they won’t be revealing any more information until after the Resident Evil 3 remake is out. So those wanting to learn more about the new Resident Evil game will need to wait at least a month.
There’s going to be another Resident Evil game releasing within the next 366 day period outside of RE3, but I’m not talking any further about it until RE3 is out.
— AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem (@AestheticGamer1) February 29, 2020
As for what the new Resident Evil game could be, it really could be anything. We can likely rule out another remake, as AestheticGamer has said elsewhere that a Code: Veronica remake is not in active development. Considering this, it seems the most likely scenarios are that the new Resident Evil game is either Resident Evil 8 or a Resident Evil spin-off title.
There have been some disagreements between Resident Evil franchise leakers about Resident Evil 8. Apparently, Capcom has a new Resident Evil game in development that is using a medieval castle setting, will feature Chris Redfield and Resident Evil 7‘s Ethan Winters, and will use a first-person perspective. Some think that this is Resident Evil 8, but others think that the game has been re-purposed as a Resident Evil spin-off title instead.
Unfortunately, it’s impossible to say with certainty what Capcom is working on until the company itself decides to reveal more information. But just like AestheticGamer won’t provide any additional details about this Resident Evil game until after the RE3 remake launch, fans shouldn’t expect to get any details from Capcom until some time after April 3.
A new Resident Evil game is rumored to be in development for release on unspecified platforms within the next year.