Resident Evil Village will soon be the latest title of Capcom’s horror series, which continues the events of Resident Evil 7. As per the latest rumor, the next game, Resident Evil 9, could be the last numbered main chapter in the series.
In a few weeks’ time, Resident Evil Village will be the latest in Capcom’s prestigious survival horror series. Even if the game doesn’t have an “8” in its title, it is the eighth main part of the series, and work on the ninth chapter of the saga is said to be in progress. Based on a current rumor, however, this could then be the last main chapter of the Resident Evil franchise that has a number in its name.
This is what the insider Dusk Golem claims, in some of his recent Twitter posts. According to the insider, the stories of Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil Village, and Resident Evil 9 were conceived by the developers together and would thus form a kind of trilogy. In addition, some things from Resident Evil 7 should make more sense in retrospect through the events in Village.
The insider then explains that Capcom is planning for future Resident Evil main parts, however, without continuing with this numbering. Instead of developing large storylines for several games at the same time, after Resident Evil 9 the company allegedly wants to focus on smaller stories that are supposed to be self-contained.
Dusk Golem, in the past, was correct in his remarks about some of the big games of Capcom, which is why this message could well be true. However, since Capcom has not yet commented on this announcement, this news should be taken with due precaution.
Resident Evil Village will release on May 7, 2021, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and the PC.
(2/2) RE7>RE8>RE9 have a connected, planned out story as all ended up in dev close together.
I also suspect this is why they want to move past numbered titles after RE9, to tell more self-contained stories rather than have to plan out stories ahead of time, but its cool here.
— AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem (@AestheticGamer1) April 11, 2021