Capcom confirmed several months ago that Resident Evil Village, the newest installment to the series’ mainline, is in development. Thanks to a few trailers, we have seen that the project is very promising, well more clues seem to indicate that Capcom will bet heavily on this title since it supposedly forecasts very high sales.
The new iteration of Resident Evil is in the works and is seemingly shaping up to be Capcom’s new commercial success. The renowned informant of the franchise Dusk Golem (AestheticGamer1) took the opportunity to talk about Resident Evil Village and the high expectations that Capcom allegedly has for him. According to information from Dusk Golem, what Capcom is preparing in relation to Resident Evil Village is very important and cited 3 main factors.
According to the insider, “Capcom realized it found gold with the game,” which will be more substantial compared to Resident Evil 7 , plus the company reportedly expects it to be better received and rated than its predecessor. Another reason that interest in the game will be higher is because it will take advantage of the inertia of the new multimedia projects of Resident Evil .
Recall that 3 projects are in production either for film or television: the film that will be a reboot of the series, the series focused on the Wesker family and the CGI series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, which will be canon and will also have a graphic novel.
CAPCOM PREDICTS RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE WILL BE THE BEST-SELLING GAME IN THE SERIES
As a consequence, according to the informant, Capcom expects to sell 11 million copies of Resident Evil Village before March 2025. This means that in about 4 years the title would sell more in the same period than its predecessor, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, which will be 4 years in the market in January 2021 and has sold 8.8 million units so far, according to official information from Capcom.
That said, it would become the best-selling franchise title as an individual release, taking into account that the best-selling installment so far is Resident Evil 7 . You should know that the reissues of the title are not included, because in this case Resident Evil 5 is the one that would take the lead, with 11.9 million copies sold counting the versions of the 7th generation of consoles (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, including Gold Edition ) and 8th generation consoles (PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC).
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The Resident Evil reboot movie is already filming in Canada and new photos from the film set recently came to light.
Resident Evil Village will debut in 2021, but there is no set date yet. It is expected to be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, and PC.