During the Tokyo Game Show 2020 Capcom broadcast, the developer team members behind Resident Evil Village announced that they are attempting to bring the upcoming title to the PS4 and Xbox One. While they are still uncertain if this will be possible, they said to look forward to updates about the future of Village on current generation consoles.
A pre-recorded segment of the broadcast delved into the thought process behind the creation of Resident Evil Village. The developers were careful about their construction of the village, and wanted to create something both beautiful and terrifying. In the pre-recorded message the team also mentioned that Resident Evil Village will be flashier and scarier than Resident Evil 7.
Ultimately, the developers wanted to create a playable horror movie while allowing for a greater sense of exploration. They wanted to make sure that players could approach the game in a variety of ways and look at the set pieces the game will have to offer.
They also detailed why there is a storybook segment in Resident Evil Village. This was because they wanted a way to deliver information to players that wouldn’t be confusing, or overwhelming.
Resident Evil Village is in development for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and it will launch in 2021. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Resident Evil Village are currently in development.