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Forums - Gaming Discussion - Resident Evil 8 releases May 7th, cross-gen, PS5 exclusive demo available today

The first demo, which features no combat, is called Maiden and is available today exclusively on PS5. A 2nd demo will release on all platforms sometime in the Spring:

The game comes with a free multiplayer game called Re:Verse, which has a cell-shaded artstyle and characters from across multiple Res games.

New Res 8 trailer: 

Res Re:Verse trailer-

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 21 January 2021

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Village looks amazing; seems to take the best elements of all the series' high points. Re:Verse looks lame; probably just a monetization afterthought to appease executives.

I only really started getting into RE relatively recently, but this has definitely motivated me to get caught up with the titles I haven't played yet.



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.



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Not digging it. Not gonna lie. Looks kind of lame. I don’t know, Resident Evil with witches...



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. 



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shikamaru317 said:
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 leakers 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. 

I can see that, and it is probably a seperate dev team as well since they already dropped gen 8 versions once.  I just hope it doesn't end up like Cyberpunk, where the game is broken on gen 8 consoles.  A heavy downgrade in visuals should be fine if thats what it takes, but hopefully they can deliver a smooth framerate for those versions.



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Hmm, it looked kind of iffy at various points of the demo.



The start of the demo wasn't great, once you get into the mansion it looks a lot better. Looking forward to the full game.



If it's directed by the same guy that made the last game, I won't be buying day one. The game was too short, was great till you exit the house,and missing content was sold off as dlc.



Zero interest. I have played all main games up to 6. As soon as 7 when first person they lost me on this franchise.



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