Resident Evil 9 Will Be Open World, Insider Claimed

Himel Mahmud
By Himel Mahmud
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Capcom reportedly plans to develop Resident Evil 9 on Dragon’s Dogma 2’s open-world technology.

According to a new tweet from reputable leaker Dusk Golem, Resident Evil 9 will be developed on the RE Engine’s new open-world technology that Capcom used in the recently released Dragon’s Dogma 2. In addition, the leaker also claimed that Monster Hunter Wilds is also using the same technology, which is currently scheduled for release in 2025.

Dusk Golem, who tweets under the username AestheticGamer1, said that Capcom wants to keep the core elements of the Resident Evil 9 and Monster Hunter Wilds franchises while building upon them with new open-world technology, similar to Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Last October, Dusk Golem revealed several pieces of information on the latest instalment of Resident Evil on Discord. He suggested that Resident Evil 9 has the largest budget of the series, and the game will not be released until 2025. This would explain why the game’s development is taking considerably longer than expected. Moreover, developing an open-world game with a new engine would also take longer for the series.

Dusk Golem added that the upcoming Resident Evil 9 will not be a direct sequel to Resident Evil Village, but it will be an all-new game bringing an end to the current storyline and a new start to the series. Previous leaks suggested that Resident Evil 9 will take place in a ghost town in the west, similar to Resident Evil Village. Although unlike previous Resident Evil games, the new game will feature mythical creatures.

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Himel Mahmud is a Staff Writer and Social Media Manager at GameRiv. A former FIFA Professional, Himel has been playing video games forever. He plays video games passionately, loves football and an avid music listener.