Resident Evil: Village (opens in new tab) will conclude the story of Resident Evil 7 (opens in new tab), Capcom has now confirmed, following the survival horror sequel's debut at the PS5 Future of Gaming (opens in new tab) showcase.
In a new interview with Famitsu magazine, Capcom's Tsuyoshi Kanda and Peter Fabiano revealed that Resident Evil 8 will not only address the cliffhanger set by the Resident Evil 7 ending, but conclude that ongoing story entirely.
Resident Evil Village trailer breakdown (opens in new tab): every thing we've found in the new Resident Evil 8 announcement
Translated by BraveWaveMusic's Alex Aniel (opens in new tab), the pair apparently state that "Village is the sequel to Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, and serves as the conclusion to its story."
They also ask fans to "look closely at the trailer [to] see the connections between Ethan's current situation and what happened in Resident Evil 7", suggesting Capcom has let on more than we realise about the upcoming PS5 game (opens in new tab).
In the same interview, the developers also explained why it is and isn't called Resident Evil 8 (opens in new tab), calling the titular Village itself a new character in the story. Whatever that means is up for interpretation, but we'll hopefully find out soon enough once Resident Evil: Village lands on next-gen consoles in 2021.
Find even more titles to look forward to in our guide to upcoming PS5 games (opens in new tab).