Resident Evil Village is Rumored to be Struggling to Perform Well on PS5
Resident Evil Village is said to be having development issues on PS5, with the Xbox Series X and PC iterations being easier to work on.
Of all the next-generation third-party titles that we have seen so far, Resident Evil Village might be one of the more exciting games set to hit the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Despite looking largely great based on the trailers we have been shown for the title so far, new rumors indicate that Capcom might be having some issues with the game’s development on one platform.
Over on Twitter recently, user @AestheticGamer1, who is also known as Dusk Golem, said that based on what they have heard about Resident Evil Village, the eighth mainline installment in the series is having some difficulties when it comes to performance on PS5. The “insider” says that Capcom’s work on the Xbox Series X and PC iterations of Village have largely gone well as the developer has moved to transition its work over to next-gen systems, but PS5 is still having problems. Even though the RE Village itself isn’t announced for current-generation platforms, Golem purports that Capcom is even considering making it a cross-gen title.
(6/7) of RE8 is actually having a lot of problems. The next-gen improvements they’re making work fine in the PC & Xbox X versions, but are really affecting the PS5 version. They’re debating to step down on the affects & features, trying to figure out what’s going on here, & with
— AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem (@AestheticGamer1) September 17, 2020
Obviously, what is being expressed here needs to be taken with a massive grain of salt as the rumors cannot be verified directly. That being said, Dusk Golem does have a decent enough track record when it comes to previous leaks and other bits of information surrounding Resident Evil Village that it could be worth giving him the benefit of the doubt. Even with that being true though, they have also been accused of manufactured lies in the past, especially at the expense of the PS5.
And even if this is true in the case of Resident Evil Village and Capcom is having issues with working on the game for PS5, that might not be true whatsoever across the rest of the video games industry. In fact, many other devs around the globe have done nothing but praise the PlayStation 5 since its reveal earlier this year. This situation with Resident Evil Village could very well be a one-off case.
Regardless of what this could mean for the future of the game’s development, Capcom will surely find a way to rectify any of the issues that it might be having internally on PS5 before Village ever sees the light of day.
Resident Evil Village is set to launch at an undetermined date in 2021 and will be heading to Xbox Series X/S, PC, and PS5.