It seems Capcom is definitely visiting the idea of Resident Evil Village coming to the current-generation consoles.
Resident Evil Village on current-generation consoles is a possibility
Tokyo Game Show (TGS) took place earlier today and today was Capcom’s panel.
During their panel, they talked about the development and the lessons they learned from Resident Evil 7 and how they used what they learned toward making Village.
To close the panel, the speaker stated that there the potential of bringing Resident Evil Village to the current-generation consoles is being explored.
The rumor was floated a few days ago by Dusk Golem, a renowned leaker for the world of Resident Evil games.
With Capcom acknowledging the potential of a current-generation port, it could mean they take a port into serious consideration.
You can also see a highlight reel of some new gameplay shown at TGS:
You can see that the team is indeed putting a lot of effort in the latest entry to the mainline series.
Resident Evil Village is set to be more darker, scarier and much more open than Resident Evil 7 and perhaps in the series.
Albeit the port will come with some compromises such as visual quality, lower framerate etc which was a common practice for cross-generation games between the PS3/PS3 and Xbox 360/Xbox One transition.
We do know that Resident Evil Village is running on the RE Engine, but a new logo could suggest that it is an improved version of the engine, optimized for the next-generation consoles.
While details are still scarce on a proper release date for Resident Evil Village, fans are undoubtedly excited to see and hear more about the game in the coming months.
The next-generation consoles are also on the cusp of arriving, with fans pre-ordering their consoles earlier this week and still doing so.
As we close the book on this console generation, we can hope that Capcom and other third-party developers do support the PS4 and Xbox One for as long as they can.
With all that in mind, what are your thoughts on the news from Capcom? Would you want to see Resident Evil Village on the PS4 and Xbox One? Let us know in the comments section below.