Capcom’s as-yet unannounced Resident Evil 9 has the largest budget of any game in the series to date, according to well-known horror game insider Dusk Golem.
Posting on Discord, the insider revealed that Resident Evil 9 has been in development since 2018, and will offer closure to the arc that started with Resident Evil 7 Biohazard. Furthermore, the game isn’t expected to see the light of day until at least 2025, which would put it out just ahead of the series’ 30th anniversary in 2026.
Beyond that, Dusk Golem claims that Resident Evil 9 won’t be a direct follow-up to Resident Evil Village, but will rather stand on its own and introduce a brand new era for the long-running survival horror franchise.
This isn’t the first time that Golem has mentioned a 2025 release window for Resident Evil 9, and also claimed back in July that the game would be officially announced next year. Going back a few years, the tipster also reported that Resident Evil 9 would be the last numbered entry in the franchise, and that Capcom would moving to self-contained stories for future instalments.
Capcom’s latest entry in the series, Resident Evil 4 Remake, was released in March 2023 for PS5, PS4, PC, and Xbox Series X/S.
[Source – Dusk Golem via Insider Gaming]