During Capcom’s official Resident Evil Village exhibition, the developer made an official release date, a new PlayStation-exclusive demo, and a series of announcements that expand the line of launch consoles to include PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Resident Evil Village will be officially released on May 7 and pre-orders start today. When Capcom first announced Resident Evil Village, previously referred to as Resident Evil 8, the company announced that it will only be released on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and PC.
Now, Capcom has announced that Resident Evil Village will be released on the same day as PS5 and Series X on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as next-generation systems.
Also, PS4 owners will receive a free digital upgrade to the PS5 version, and Xbox Smart Delivery will automatically upgrade the Xbox One version for Series X.
As always, Capcom has announced several versions of Resident Evil Village, from a standard version to a Collector’s Edition complete with collector’s box and Chris statue. These Resident Evil Village pre-order details were previously leaked, but are now official.
Existing PS5 owners will also be able to try out a special Resident Evil Village demo today. Producer Pete Fabiano says the demo is not part of the final game but a completely unique experience.