Rumors are swirling today about a new Resident Evil game, colloquially Resident Evil 8. From the sounds of it, the game will not go back to its roots following the series of Remakes, but rather stick with Resident Evil 7's direction, including its different viewpoint.
YouTube channel Residence of Evil first reported this morning, via BioHazard Declassified's tip line, that Capcom was looking to stick with Resident Evil 7 protagonist Ethan and a first-person viewpoint. On the latter note, our sister site Eurogamer says that tallies with what they have heard.
No announcement has been made yet by Capcom of a follow-up to Resident Evil 7.
This is a departure from the upcoming remake of Resident Evil 3, as well as 2019's popular Resident Evil 2 Remake, both of which returned to the series' third-person camera. It could signify that Capcom is looking to keep developing and experimenting, while leaving the nostalgia to the games and settings that inspired them.
The report from Residence of Evil goes on to mention a number of other supposed leaks, including the return of Chris Redfield (who makes a cameo in Resident Evil 7) and werewolf enemies, as well as a feminine apparition that chases you through the world; that last part sounds a bit too P.T., so it's good to take these tidbits with a grain of salt.
Capcom told Eurogamer that it does not comment on rumors or speculation.
The company has yet to announce any sort of follow-up or sequel, other than the recently confirmed non-canonical Resident Evil Resistance, the multiplayer mode inside the Resident Evil 3 Remake. Sorry, Martin Sandwich, your day in the Resident Evil canon spotlight hasn't come quite yet.