Capcom has hinted once again that a new Resident Evil game is in development, with its Ambassador program hiring for testers regarding an in-development project. The studio putting out the request is Capcom Division 1, which is the code house responsible for both the Resident Evil and Devil May Cry franchise.
New Resident Evil Game In Production?
According to a translation of an email sent out by Capcom Japan, the tests will take place in early September and it is required that those interested have experience with the Resident Evil franchise or are a member of the Ambassador initiative.
To all Resident Evil Ambassadors,
Thank you for your patronage regarding the Resident Evil series.
Today, we are letting you know that we are recruiting testers for a game that’s in development!!
We are interested in incorporating the feedback of all Ambassadors into our development, so please read the details below and, if you are interested in participating, click the Entry button.
A new Resident Evil game being in development isn’t entirely out of the question. We’ve heard rumours already about a Resident Evil 3 Remake, and considering the revamp of Resident Evil 2 was a great success, selling over four million copies, it would make sense from a business perspective to follow it up.
Resident Evil 8 is almost certainly in the pipeline too, although it’s very likely we won’t see that until the next-generation of consoles. Having said that, Capcom has already revealed that the RE Engine is prepped for the arrival of PS5 and Xbox Scarlett, so Resi 8 would make an ideal candidate for those formats.
Then again, there’s a possibility that Capcom is working on a new Resident Evil Revelations title, as the previous instalments in the sub-series were pretty well-received among critics and fans alike.
The question at this point is, will Resident Evil 8 adopt the first-person view used by Resident Evil 7: Biohazard or go back to the over-the-shoulder perspective?