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Resident Evil 8 Village Leaks, Story Spoilers Spread Online

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  • Posted on 28th Sep, 2022 10:25 AM
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An in-development build of Resident Evil 8 appears to leak online, leading to the game's story and cutscenes being spread in certain forums.

p>Resident Evil 8, also known as Resident Evil Village, is one of the most-anticipated releases of 2021. It's the second Resident Evil game to go fully first-person, and it looks like it should be another scary experience. That makes it all the more disappointing that a version of Resident Evil 8 appears to have leaked, and as a result spoilers for Resident Evil 8 - including screen captures of in-game assets - have been spread online.

The circumstances surrounding the Resident Evil 8 leak are not fully clear. What is known is that screen captures from what appears to be an in-development build of Resident Evil 8 have been shared. Further, the entire game's story has been shared in summary, including many of the game's cutscenes. Given the quality of the leaked assets, it's safe to assume the spoilers may be accurate. As such, those hoping to play Resident Evil 8 when it launches in 2021 should avoid Resident Evil 8 discussions on forums and social media.

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Since the assets shared on forums like Reddit and ResetEra are incomplete or seemingly taken from a development console, it's assumed that the leaked version of Resident Evil 8 is a development build. Perhaps the best explanation is the build was found in one of the previous Capcom hacks, or an entirely new one. Regardless, it's likely the game was stolen from Capcom and the company may face some damages as a result.

What makes this leak especially concerning is that Resident Evil 8 doesn't have a release date yet. It is tentatively planned for release in 2021, meaning that Resident Evil fans could be waiting close to a year before the game is fully released. That's a full year trying to avoid spoilers now that the game and its story has potentially leaked.

One positive to take away from the situation is that fans who have willingly spoiled themselves on Resident Evil 8's plot appear to still be excited for the game. Whatever they've read or seen, it hasn't turned them away from the project. They'll likely still be picking Resident Evil 8 up when it launches.

Hopefully, Capcom is in a good place in Resident Evil 8's development, and will be able to release the game in the relatively near future. The recent hack has been a frustrating event for the company, and it may be too late to avoid a really impactful Resident Evil 8 leak ahead of the anticipated release.

Resident Evil 8 releases 2021 on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.

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Source: Reddit, ResetEra

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