The latest Resident Evil is currently set for the next generation of consoles. That doesn't mean Capcom has ruled out the idea of a previous-gen version of the game, however.
Today, Capcom hosted a stream about some of its upcoming video games, including Resident Evil Village. At the end of the presentation, Capcom confirmed that while Village is being designed for next-gen, it's also "looking into" delivering Resident Evil Village on PS4 and Xbox One as well.
"We're looking into it but can't make any promises," said Resident Evil Village producer Tsuyoshi Kanda, via stream translator. "However, we will do our best in creating a top-tier survival horror experience on current-generation consoles."
Village is the next game in the Resident Evil series, though Capcom has previously said it's not called Resident Evil 8. Still, it stars Ethan Winters from Resident Evil 7, as he seems to find himself in a whole new host of problems. Also, Chris Redfield returns, though he's playing a surprisingly antagonistic role in the early trailers.
Several upcoming next-gen games have been announced to be cross-generation over the last few months, including the upcoming Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales. While backward compatibility is still possible for both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series of consoles, it's also a little fair to assume not everyone will be upgrading in November.
If you're concerned about whether Resident Evil will have less "oomph" because of this potential last-gen entry, others in the industry have said that won't be an issue. Xbox's Phil Spencer, speaking about Xbox's cross-gen plans, has said that Series X won't be held back by Xbox One compatibility for games, comparing it to the modern PC landscape.
Hopefully Capcom has the same confidence, even if a last-gen entry is just an aspiration for now. Resident Evil Village is currently set for 2021 for PS5, Xbox Series X and S, and PC.