Resident Evil

Resident Evil 9, the sequel to Resident Evil Village, shall be announced "pretty soon" and release next year, potentially as early as January, noted horror game insider Dusk Golem has this morning claimed. They then reiterate past reporting, suggesting a seven-year development timeline, the largest budget of any entry in the series, and "ambitious" plans for the title in general.

For a number of years now, new Resident Evil games — both original entries and remakes — have been announced at a Sony event. If the announcement really is as imminent as Dusk Golem claims, the game could be revealed during the PlayStation Showcase that's rumoured to take place this month. "Resident Evil 9 should be revealed pretty soon and release next year. If what I heard previously holds true, should be in January," they said.

What pours some amount of doubt on the claims, though, is only a week ago the insider claimed Resident Evil 9 might have been internally delayed. On their Discord, they said there were suggestions of a different Resident Evil title getting announced and released before Resident Evil 9. However, apparently now these murmurs "can be pushed aside".

What's your take on this? Might we see a Resident Evil 9 announcement as soon as this month? Share your thoughts in the comments below.