During Capcom’s showcase at Tokyo Game Show, producer Tsuyoshi Kanda reveals that the studio is “looking into” bringing Resident Evil Village to current-gen consoles, Xbox One and PS4, but “can’t make any promises.”
“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,” he said. “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.”
Capcom is developing the next installment with next-gen consoles in mind. The power and speed of the Xbox Series X and S, along with the PS5, should help with its vision for the eighth mainline Resident Evil game.
Village is a continuation from 7 as the protagonist, Ethan, returns for another adventure into some hellish nightmare. He will deal with more monsters like werewolves and other new encounters that players have never seen before in the franchise. It is reportedly developing a new inventory system, reportedly similar to Resident Evil 4, along with more open areas.
A next-gen console might be difficult to obtain for a while. Bots, scalpers, and the overwhelming demand has made it difficult to get one of the Xbox Series options and either edition of the PS5. Even PC players are having a tough time when it comes to pre-ordering one of NVIDIA’s new graphics cards.
If Resident Evil Village came to current-gen consoles, would you get that over a next-gen copy? Let us know your thoughts on this story in the comments.