Capcom is busy with the development of Resident Evil Village, and it might be a while before we see more of the anticipated title. That doesn’t mean we don’t know anything about it, though.
Capcom’s RE Engine has been put to good use with the likes of the Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 remakes. While these games were great, the experience with them felt entirely short. Will Capcom address these game length issues with the release of Resident Evil Village?
Longest RE Engine game?
Capcom insider Dusk Golem recently revealed a few more details about the upcoming mainline entry in the series. According to the insider, the upcoming game will be the longest made with the RE Engine that Capcom is currently using.
(1/2) RE3 is longer than a DLC piece & did include Resistance, though I know many like to neglect that as they personally don't care about it.
However, if you're worried about really short RE games, you don't need to. Let's just say I have an "inkling" about what RE games are in https://t.co/fRzzUDO8my
— AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem (@AestheticGamer1) August 12, 2020
While he didn’t say exactly how long the next games will be, Dusk Golem did note that the upcoming games will be lengthy as well. AAA titles like The Last of Us 2 and Ghost of Tsushima boasts a healthy 30+ hour game time each. This is a far cry compared to what previous entries in the series have had.
Issues with recent releases
Capcom’s recent releases have all been great. Even if they were just remakes, each of the games features an entirely new experience that satisfied old fans and newcomers alike. However, the fans’ main concern is that Resident Evil Village will be just as short as previous entries.
Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, Resident Evil 7, and even Devil May Cry 5 were all relatively short experiences. Devil May Cry 5 is the longest with 11 hours, whereas Resident Evil 3 can be completed in roughly three hours. It’s a huge difference as compared to what other present AAA titles have to offer.
If Capcom is raising its price for its next-gen games, then a longer game is a must.
Capcom and its games have been criticized for the amount of content recently, and this will likely change with the next game. According to Dusk Golem, even the upcoming Resident Evil 4 Remake will keep the trend. If this is their plan, then Capcom’s biggest fans are going to be in for a treat.
Resident Evil Village is being developed for next-gen consoles. The game is said to put an end to Chris Redfield’s story among anything else. Also, considering the quality and success of previous entries in the franchise, fans have high hopes that the upcoming game will be the developer’s best yet.
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