Resident Evil Village Might Come to PS4 and Xbox One

Resident Evil Village Might Come to PS4 and Xbox One - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2020 / 1,922 Views

Capcom producer Tsuyoshi Kanda at Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online during the Capcom Special Program showcase said the company is looking at porting Resident Evil Village to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

"While Resident Evil Village is being developed specifically for next-generation consoles and PC, we’re looking into delivering the experience on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well," said Kanda. "We’re looking into it, but we can’t make any promises. However, we will do our best to create a top-tier survival horror experience on current-generation consoles."

A developer diary for the game was also released. You can view it below:

Here is an overview of the game:

Experience survival horror like never before in Resident Evil Village, which will utilize the power of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X to elevate each desperate fight to survive by showcasing the most realistic and terrifying graphics to date. The all-new title is the eighth major installment in the storied Resident Evil franchise, which established the survival horror genre nearly 25 years ago. The title is currently in development using next generation console technology and Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine, used to create vivid gameplay experiences in hit titles such as Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, and Devil May Cry 5. With hyper-detailed graphics, intense first-person action and masterful storytelling, the terror has never felt more realistic and inescapable.

Set a few years after the horrifying events in the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard, the all-new storyline begins with Ethan Winters and his wife Mia living peacefully in a new location, free from their past nightmares. Just as they are building their new life together, tragedy befalls them once again. Chris Redfield, the legendary hero from the Resident Evil series, is reacquainted with the couple and horribly disrupts their life, spiraling Ethan into chaos. A devastated Ethan finds himself in a remote snow-capped village seeking answers after being thrown into an entirely new nightmare.

Resident Evil Village will come to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Steam in 2021.

Key Features:

  • All New Resident Evil Experience – Picking up where Resident Evil 7 biohazard left off, Resident Evil Village is the eighth major installment in the flagship Resident Evil series. The game sees the reunited Ethan and Mia Winters living happily together and putting their shared nightmares of the Baker’s plantation behind them… until their life is upended and Ethan becomes the focal point of a new nightmare.
  • Next Generation Technology – RE Engine paired with the new technological power of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will deliver hyper-detailed graphics, bringing the shadowy village and its haunting residents to life. Resident Evil Village will showcase the most realistic survival horror experience to date.
  • First-Person Action – Players will assume the role of Ethan Winters and experience every up-close battle and terrifying pursuit through a first-person perspective.
  • Familiar Faces and New Foes – Chris Redfield has typically been a hero in the Resident Evil series, but his appearance in Resident Evil Village seemingly shrouds him in sinister motives. A host of new adversaries inhabiting the enigmatic village will relentlessly hunt Ethan and hinder his every move as he attempts to make sense of the new nightmare he finds himself in.
  • A Living, Breathing Village – More than just a mysterious backdrop for the horrifying events that unfold in the game, the village is a character in its own right with mysteries for Ethan to uncover and terrors to escape from.

Resident Evil Village will launch for the Xbox Series X and S, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam in 2021.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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curl-6 (on 25 September 2020)

If it's been developed with next gen's vastly superior CPUs and storage speed in mind, it might be difficult to get it running on those slow Jaguar cores and hard drives at a level of quality they find acceptable for their flagship franchise.

Azzanation (on 27 September 2020)

The truth is, any game can run on anything aslong as the right amount of resources are used. Companies saying games cant run on older hardware is based on they want you paying for the highest version. Doom was made on a Graphics calculator, im pretty sure RE8 can run on a PS4/XB1.

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V-r0cK (on 26 September 2020)

Maybe other companies are starting to do the math and realizing that they may not be able to profit on releasing a big budget game early in a new gen with low install base.

JWeinCom (on 26 September 2020)

Honestly, this seems to be a pattern with companies announcing a game to get on board with the next gen hype, and then later announcing it's cross gen. Like Miles Morales, Sackboy, Gollum, and a few others. And I have no problem with games being cross gen, especially as I'm not going to be an early adopter, but it seems a teensy bit deceptive.

Mr Puggsly (on 25 September 2020)

Well it kinda looks like a 8th gen game already. Maybe its just larger scale? Anyhow, I suspect they can do it but obviously they should focus on next gen.

hunter_alien (on 25 September 2020)

Honestly, the new RE Engine seems to be struggling even on PS5.... I mean they could do it, RE7 is already a gorgeous game, but I hope it won't be a rushed port.

LivncA_Dis3 (on 27 September 2020)

ff16 and re8 has a lot of frame issues in their trailers haha!
hopefully they can stabilize it in the current gens

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 27 September 2020)

ff16 and re8 has a lot of frame issues in their trailers haha!
hopefully they can stabilize it in the current gens

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 27 September 2020)

u really can't ignore 100 mil+ ps4's haha!

javi741 (on 25 September 2020)

Bring it to Switch too.

Salnax (on 25 September 2020)

This is one game I don't necessarily want on Switch, if only because they seem to be aiming for a very technically demanding title.

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