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.”
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”.
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.