Resident Evil 8 Leaked, Rumored to Launch Next Year
Resident Evil 8 has reportedly been leaked, with news that it will take “serious departures” from the franchise and is expected to release in 2021.
AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem, responsible for accurate leaks on Resident Evil 3 Remake, and leaks on not-yet-confirmed Silent Hill, has recently revealed details about the upcoming Resident Evil 8.
According to AestheticGamer, the game was due to be a part of the Revelations spin-off series, however, due to early impressions, Capcom has decided to make it Resident Evil 8.
On Twitter, AestheticGamer stated, “This will be breaking this month with more details later not by myself, but I’ve needed to clear some stuff up. “Resident Evil 2021” is Resident Evil 8, but it wasn’t always RE8. During most of its development, it existed as Revelations 3.”
Okay, so the little game is done. This will be breaking this month with more details later not by myself, but I’ve needed to clear some stuff up. “Resident Evil 2021” is Resident Evil 8, but it wasn’t always RE8. During most of its development it existed as Revelations 3.— AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem (@AestheticGamer1) April 4, 2020
They went on further to clarify their previous tweet. “The reason I said RE8 was “years away” earlier this year is last year a RE8 was in development, & that one is years away. But Capcom didn’t want a huge gap between RE7 and RE8, so that title got pushed to the side for now, & internal testing and such was super positive on Rev 3.”
As for the game moving a little away from the franchise in terms of tone, AestheticGamer stated that Resident Evil 8 would upset a few fans. “It is first-person, and many purists are going to hate it because it’s taking some serious departures in the story/enemies and the like.”
They went on to add, “Hallucinations, occultism, insanity and not being able to trust others are huge thematics of the game.”
It’s important to keep in mind that these are only rumors at the moment and are not confirmed in any way. That being said, after the recent remake successes of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3, a new addition to the franchise would be loved, particularly if the game’s rumors of it also being cross-gen are confirmed.