With Capcom releasing blockbuster after hit in the Resident Evil series, it has been nothing short of a juggernaut in recent years. However, with the Resident Evil 4 remake and its Separate Ways DLC now in the rearview mirror, what’s next for the survival horror franchise? It’s almost a given that a sequel to Resident Evil Village is in the works, and well-known Capcom insider Dusk Golem has revealed some intriguing new information about its progress.
According to Insider Gaming, the source stated in recent Discord chats that Resident Evil 9—or whatever the final title is—has the most budget of any Resident Evil game to date and is expected to be the biggest installment in the franchise.
The game is currently aiming for a 2025 release, and a 2024 release is unlikely unless development moves faster than what is internally expected (as was the case with the aforementioned Resident Evil 4 remake, according to the insider). These are just a few of the details that Dusk Golem reiterated from their earlier announcements. The insider said that Resident Evil 9, which has reportedly been under production since 2018, is also expected to have the longest development cycle of any Resident Evil game.
The insider went on to say that the title will serve as “a closing chapter” for the show, aiming to wrap up several storylines and establish a new course for the future. Dusk Golem has previously asserted that Resident Evil 9 may be the final game in the series.
We’ve only gone without new Resident Evil releases twice since Resident Evil 7 brought the horror series back to life in 2017 and 2022, so it will be interesting to see how Capcom fills in the gaps in its release schedule for the upcoming year, should it decide to launch the next RE game in 2025. Of course, the business has stated that it intends to launch a significant, unnamed game before April; this game may be the upcoming Monster Hunter installment.