Some information on the new chapter of Resident Evil Village has been stolen.
On November 2, 2020, Capcom Group networks underwent unidentified access to its servers, in which various confidential information such as files and emails were discovered.
In addition to personal data that it is better not to discuss, it contains interesting information regarding some of the projects currently in progress in their studios. In the various stolen details, it is possible to observe how Resident Evil Village seems to come out much sooner than one might expect.
In fact, in the leak we can see the release period for the eighth main chapter of the franchise, Resident Evil Village, which is scheduled for the month of April 2021. Furthermore, it seems that the Japanese company intends to launch Resident Evil Village on Google Stadia and the consoles of the last generation, probably PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, in addition to the publication of a demo just before the release of the full version.
Finally, a multiplayer mode called Project Highway/Village Online appears to be in development. However, we must consider that some of the stolen documents date back to 2018, so it is possible that the plans have changed compared to their design phase.
The publisher is already mobilizing on the situation, consulting the authorities for an investigation and by funding measures to improve internal security, as well as restore their private servers. In any case, the confirmation of certain details would not surprise us in any way.
Indeed, the strategy of releasing a demo has already been carried out with further chapters of the franchise, as well as the release of cross-gen episodes in the first years of a new generation. Unfortunately, the lack of a VR mode support for Resident Evil Village seems possible, a feature perhaps impossible given the technical capabilities of the work.