The leaks were true. All of them.
Resident Evil 8 – as hinted at many times by insiders with close ties to Capcom – is undoubtedly going to be the biggest diversion for the series to date and it appears as if fans couldn’t be happier with the nightmarish new direction. Flocking to Twitter to share their raw thoughts with others in regards to the biggest highlights of Sony’s highly anticipated PlayStation 5 presentation, Resident Evil 8 has emerged a clear winner along with the likes of Bluepoint’s Demon’s Souls remake and Spider-Man: Miles Morales, though the reception garnered by that last one may soon change in light of what we’ve recently learned.
But we digress. You can find a sample of the initial reactions to yesterday’s gameplay debut down below:
All I want right now is a #PlayStation5 , Hitman, Horizon, and Resident Evil 8 ???
— Kristoff Parrilla (@krstffprrll) June 11, 2020
Mi top3? #PS5
– resident evil 8
– hitman 3
– devil s soul
— Maxibgd (@MaxiBgd) June 11, 2020
Oh & Resident Evil 8.
Inject that straight in to my veins.
— Sonny G ? (@SonnyGarner) June 11, 2020
resident evil 8 YEAAAAAAAAA FUCK YESSSS I LOVE THE RESIDNET EVIL 7 WTF
— Dog is really feeling it! (@Dogzdoggery1) June 11, 2020
So that was a pretty oke presentation, the thing that got my attention the most was resident evil 8.
— DionBuizel (@DionBuizel) June 11, 2020
Resident Evil 8 was the highlight and that’s that.
— Scott (@scottjmcg) June 11, 2020
— Nick Barrett (@Nicovitch) June 12, 2020
I will die for Resident Evil 8
— ??????? (@syvinnah) June 12, 2020
Resident Evil 8:-
Now, this would the main reason I would get PS5 for. I remember buying a PSVR just to ensure I experience RE7 its fullest glory. This game might be the one that makes me buy a PS5.
— Adam Markinson (@bigshnab) June 12, 2020
Resident Evil 8 is looking so great ❤❤
— WOODROW_JENKINS (@WoodrowJenkins_) June 12, 2020
An overwhelmingly warm welcome for the next chapter in Capcom’s beloved survival horror series, then, though as is to be expected, the praise isn’t universal. Some veteran fans still aren’t sold on the first-person perspective introduced to the mainline series with 2017’s Resident Evil 7, while others have bemoaned the return of protagonist Ethan Winters, labelling him as “dull.”
Also, it looks like all those rumors about Resident Evil 8 were true
We get dull Ethan as the protagonist again, and 'Evil' Chris and weird werewolf enemies
— デビッド (David) (@satsujinki31) June 11, 2020
Speaking of werewolves, Capcom says it’ll have more details on next year’s sequel to share in August which, with any luck, will be where we learn the identity (and origins) of these new creatures and why Chris Redfield, always the hero, has seemingly gone rogue and started killing innocents. Got your own theory about where the plot is headed? Make sure to share them with us and others in the usual place below!
Resident Evil 8 is scheduled for release sometime in 2021 for Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5 and PC.