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Shiken said:

Shame they changed it to cross gen, was hoping they would try to push the hardware. But I guess it should be expected with so many of the gen 9 consoles sitting on ebay instead of being played, on top of already being in tight supply overall. Looks like scalpers are hurting progress more than some people would like to admit.

In any case, I am very excited for it. I loved RE7 so I am curious to see how the next entry turns out in this style.

I'm pretty sure it is pushing gen 9 consoles fairly hard. As I recall, according to leakers Res 8 started out as cross-gen, then about a year and a half ago they decided to drop last gen support because the slow hard drives were causing too many issues with the open world village area of the game, and the devs were told to push the graphics on gen 9 platforms instead. But then, supposedly about 6 months ago Capcom leadership changed their minds and decided they wanted last-gen support afterall. But instead of downgrading all of the gen 9 assets they had already made so that the game can run on gen 8, they are trying to do Switch style ports for the gen 8 consoles, where they are making separate, lower quality assets so that gen 9 doesn't get held back. 

The leaks could be wrong about that, but to me at least the graphics in that trailer looked better than most cross-gen games have looked so far.