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Resident Evil 8 to possibly maintain first-person perspective

Resi Evil 7
Resi Evil 7 (Image credit: Capcom)

What you need to know

  • Resident Evil 3 is regarded as a cult classic and is coming out soon.
  • Resident Evil 8 appears to also be in the works.
  • The game will maintain the first-person perspective according to a number of sources.
  • You can preorder Resident Evil 3: Collector's Edition from GameStop (opens in new tab) for $180.

Recently, Capcom announced that a Resident Evil 3 remake is going to launch on Xbox One in April 2020. However, that's not the only Resident Evil game in the works at the publisher. Today, a number of sources, most notably Eurogamer, confirmed that it would maintain the first-person perspective. The outlet said the following.

Capcom's unannounced but inevitable Resident Evil 8 will retain the first-person gameplay of predecessor Resident Evil 7, according to a new report on the project from YouTube fan channel Residence of Evil. It also tallies with what Eurogamer has heard independently of the game from sources close to publisher Capcom.

What do you think of the decision to retain the first-person perspective? Were you hoping for a third-person game? Let us know.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

3 Comments
  • Keep it first person, the change in 7 really reinvigorated the franchise.
  • I loved RE7. It borrowed so many elements from the horror movie genre but they did a decent job incorporating it. Definitely had a few good scares playing through. Looking forward to seeing if they can step it up with the next one.
  • I hope not. Resi 2 remake was a much more cinematic game. The first person view felt like a clause so they could include VR. To be honest, it was a good game. It just wasn't Resident Evil. At least to me. Resi has always been a cinematic story driven puzzle/horror game. I didn't feel like Resi 7 had many puzzles at all. And the majority of its tense moments became less tense when you realised if you died, you just reran that section over an over till you worked out the pattern. It started off as scary. But ended up becoming predictable. Just a load of running sections.