Survival horror fans can’t wait to get their hands on Resident Evil 8 Village. However, rumors have begun circulating saying the game has been canceled. Can it be true? Is Resident Evil 8 Village canceled, or is there more to the story than this rumor would suggest?
Is Resident Evil 8 Village canceled?
No, Resident Evil 8 Village has not been canceled. Rumors stating that the game’s development has been halted are referring specifically to current-generation releases. So while you could more accurately say the game’s PS4 and Xbox One releases have been canceled, Resident Evil 8 will still release for the PlayStation 5, PC, and Xbox Series X.
Yes, it’s a matter of semantics. But then again, that’s not exactly uncommon when it comes to internet-based news. The rumor, if you want to call it that, seems to imply that Resident Evil 8 Village will never materialize. The truth is the opposite: The game is very much in active development, just not for current-generation platforms.
This information is largely based on statements provided by video game leaker Dusk Golem via Twitter. In a series of tweets, Dusk Golem details how Resident Evil 8 was originally planned as a cross-generation release. However, Capcom allegedly canceled the current-generation versions due to graphical issues and long load times.
(1/3) Okay, I got some clarification on why they made RE8 next-gen only, when it was cross-gen previously. With the updated graphic fidelity overhaul they're doing (still in progress), the way RE8 was designed lead to past-gen consoles having a lot of pop-in/long texture loads/
— AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem (@AestheticGamer1) June 13, 2020
Despite the fact that RE8 will not be coming to the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, the news here is good. Since the developers don’t have to be mindful of current-generation hardware limitations, they’re now free to make the best game they can. That means further enhancements to graphics and an emphasis on exploration largely unhindered by load times.
Take this rumor with a grain of salt: Resident Evil 8 Village has not been canceled, but the current-generation versions of the game have been. Resident Evil Village will still release for the PlayStation 5, PC, and Xbox Series X, but Capcom won’t be releasing any PlayStation 4 or Xbox One versions.