RUMOR: Resident Evil 8 to be the longest RE Engine game yet

It seems that Dusk Golem has shed some light on how long the playtime for Resident Evil 8 will be. According to their latest tweet, the game will be the longest game on the RE Engine yet, which so far makes up 3 mainline Resident Evil games, with 2 of them being full remakes of their PlayStation 1 originals.

Resident Evil 8 – the longest trip to any village

Resident Evil Village was teased a few months ago, and since then Capcom has remained hush regarding the game. Understandably so due to COVID-19.

However, where official news is dry, rumors thrive.

Dusk Golem is a renowned leaker, particularly for the Resident Evil series.

According to some new information shared by Dusk Golem, the resident Cheshire Cat of the community, Resident Evil 8 will be longest RE Engine game yet.

Currently, only Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil 2 Remake and Resident Evil 3 Remake share the same engine in the Resident Evil series.

When we look at average playtimes of each games, Resident Evil 7 had an average play time of 8-10 hours, and some even went about a dozen hours on their first playthrough of the game.

Resident Evil 2 Remake and Resident Evil 3 Remake are both at the 4 to 5 hour mark when it comes to the first playthrough, and after that the time shrinks to less than 3 or even 2 hours for speedrunners.

Currently, this means Resident Evil 8 is set to be longer than Resident Evil 7.

While we still don’t have any new details on the game as of yet, we are only half-way through August. Perhaps there will be a subtle announcement from Capcom soon.

Dusk Golem has also predicted that we might get a Resident Evil 8 trailer in August.

So far, that hasn’t happened yet, but the month is still young.

With the latest entry being of the more sought after titles for the Xbox Series X and PS5, fans are clamoring for more details and information on the game.

What are your thoughts on the game so far? Are you excited to hear more about the game in the coming days? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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