Resident Evil 8 To Release In 2021, Began as Revelations 3 - Report

Resident Evil 8 To Release In 2021, Began as Revelations 3 - Report

Matt Lorrigan

A new report from credited Resident Evil leaker Dusk Golem, and verified by VGC, has revealed multiple details about the upcoming Resident Evil 8.

As previously reported, it appears that Resident Evil 8 will return to the first-person viewpoint from Resident Evil 7, and have Ethan Winters as the protagonist once again. Interestingly, the game apparently spent most of its development as Resident Evil Revelations 3. After the original vision for Resident Evil 8  reportedly got scrapped, Revelations 3 took the game's place, after it "received a lot better by testers, internally, than they expected". This apparently led to the game given an extra year to convert itself into a mainline title, including some "huge changes" including tweaks to the story and characters.

It is also apparently going to be a cross-gen game, and will be revealed in the next few months - presumably originally due to be revealed at E3, although plans may have changed. It could also cause some divides with Resident Evil fans, moving further away from the franchise's traditional zombie fare and further into the occult, hallucinations and insanity.

Obviously, take this all with a huge pinch of salt, but we don't have too long to find out if this is all true it seems. If you're itching (tasty) for some more Resident Evil action right now, you can pick up Resident Evil 3 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One - we thought the game was impressive in our review, saying "pared back, streamlined and completely brilliant, you'll have a blast outrunning Nemesis all over again".

[via VGC]

  • Well i'm not interested as to say and no offense to you all but Capcom better keep there words intact.
  • Fuck rumors
  • My wallet will keep its money. Go back to the old platform, quite with this 1st person shit and make a awesome RE game the way it should be!
  • I loved 7. I know a lot of the hardcore fans aren’t a fan of the first person but I throughly enjoyed it. I hope 8 is the same then maybe go back to the old style?
  • From what i hear werwolves play a big part... hope not
  • I thought 7 was pretty good except to me it wasnt resident evil. didnt feel like a virus was at play or zombies or anything. Just some hillbilly crazy the hills have eyes shit
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