Capcom is teasing a beta for an unannounced Resident Evil multiplayer game
New project will be revealed next week; beta ‘celebrates RE’s 25th anniversary’
Capcom has announced a closed beta test for an unknown multiplayer action game set in the Resident Evil franchise.
The closed beta is described as a “test celebrating the 25th anniversary of Resident Evil” and is due to be held on PS4 and Xbox One between January 27 and 29.
Details on the mysterious project will be revealed during Capcom’s Resident Evil Showcase next week, it said. It’s possible that the beta could be related to an online mode for Resident Evil Village, however, the game has not yet been announced for last-gen consoles.
A Capcom producer previously claimed it was exploring the possibility of releasing Resident Evil Village for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but “we can’t make any promises.”
“However, we will do our best in creating a top-tier survival horror experience on current-generation consoles,” Tsuyoshi Kanda said during a Tokyo Game Show live stream.
The Resident Evil Showcase will kick off on January 21 at 2pm PT / 10pm GMT. According to Capcom, the event will showcase a guided walkthrough of Resident Evil Village, including a new trailer, as well as additional news “related to the Resident Evil franchise”.
Capcom is celebrating Resident Evil’s 25th anniversary this year. The original PlayStation game released in Japan as Biohazard on March 22, 1996 before coming to North America just eight days later.
Last year a page on Capcom’s Japanese licensing site revealed it was looking for licensing partners to officially recognise the anniversary, as it has done in the past.
In addition to Resident Evil Village, Capcom has announced plans to release multiple Netflix projects. That includes a new CGI movie starring game protagonists Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield, and a live action series based on Resident Evil developed by Constantin Film, which is also behind the Resident Evil movies.
Constantin has also announced plans to reboot the Resident Evil film franchise with an origin story faithful to the first two entries in Capcom’s survival horror series.