Capcom debuted with Resident Evil VIII during the PlayStation 5 event today. It will be released in 2021.
Resident Evil is one of Capcom’s largest franchises. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was released in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Unlike other games in the horror franchise, it uses a first-person perspective. REVIII also appears to be in the first person. We also saw Chris Redfield, who has been part of the series from the start, appear in the trailer.
The franchise helped popularize the horror genre of survival when the original Resident Evil was released for the first PlayStation in 1996. The series would have another huge impact on the industry in 2005 with Resident Evil 4, which influenced future third person shooters with their pluses – the camera on the shoulder.
Resident Evil 7 has become a great success, selling more than 7.5 million copies. Since then, Capcom has focused on redesigning the old games in the franchise. Resident Evil 2The remake was released in 2019 and has sold more than 6.9 million copies. A remake of Resident Evil 3 followed earlier this year.