Rumour: Resident Evil 8 will be a huge departure and might be announced soon

Resident Evil 3 Remake is still hot off the presses, but people have been wondering if we’re going to go back to the mainline series after we’ve spent a few years reliving the past. Resident Evil 7 was a rather big departure for the series, but the gamble ultimately paid off and we got something pretty special. But numbers need to increment and our first rumours of Resident Evil 8 have started to crop up.

Resident Capcom insider Dusk Golem stated on Twitter that they know that a 2021 Resident Evil game has been in development since late 2016. The game is set to be “by far the biggest departure the series has ever taken”. Dusk Golem also expressed that it might be so much of a departure that fans might be “pissed off about it when it gets revealed.”

Now that’s some juicy info right there. A massive departure for the series sends you down some very deep speculative holes. Will this not be a horror game? Will we see entirely different entities that have nothing to do with Umbrella or our usual assortment of characters? There’s a lot of questions that can be asked, but the announcement is also apparently coming very soon, so we might not have to wait too long.

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