Resident Evil 9 Possibly Going Open World, It’s Claimed

According to a new tweet from reputable leaker Dusk Golem, Resident Evil 9 could potentially build on the RE Engine and go open world.

Resident Evil 9 has reportedly been in the works for years, and many speculate it will launch in 2025. The most recent core game is Resident Evil Village, which launched in 2021.

Dusk Golem, posting as user @AestheticGamer1, also claims that Monster Hunter Wild is building on the same tech. However, they do reassure fans that both Resident Evil 9 and Monster Hunter Wild should still “retain the series DNA” of either franchise.

Last October, Dusk Golem took to Discord to tease a variety of details about Resident Evil 9. They suggested that Resident Evil 9 will boast the largest budget yet in the series.

This would line up with the game’s development taking so much longer than expected. Using a brand-new engine for open world gameplay would also take a bit longer for the series to deliver.

Dusk Golem says that Dragon’s Dogma 2 “expanded RE Engine functionality”. Dragon’s Dogma 2 launched to many negative reviews, due to the in-game monetization and performance issues.

Capcom even issued an apology today, though it also reiterated which items can be earned in-game or purchased as DLC.

But despite the rocky launch, Dragon’s Dogma 2 did allow Capcom to potentially work out flaws and prepare for a smoother Resident Evil 9 launch. In the meantime, fans can enjoy a Resident Evil 4 Gold Edition, which released last month. It combines the base game with DLCs.

In December 2023, Capcom also announced plans to continue remaking previous games in the Resident Evil series.

For more of the latest Insider Gaming news, you can read about Square Enix announcing the release date for Final Fantasy 16 DLC The Rising Tide.

  1. The series is dragging and without Chris I don’t care didn’t they say 8 was his last game. Why can’t they just remake 1,0, CV, Revelations, and Revelations 2 that’s all they need to do not 5. Wrap up the story already just get Leon, Chris, Jill, and Claire together in a finale game to finally wrap the story up. Remake Dino Crisis.

  2. Make open world Viewtiful Joe and Mega Man Battle Network and Star Force also MegaMan Legends remake and 3.

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