If there's one thing that Capcom loves, it is their surveys. This is a good thing, it means communications between the team and fans is ongoing and open but they also mean potential good news about demos. In this case, a recent survey seems to suggest that a Resident Evil Village demo is on the horizon.
Fans went wild when we got our first look at Resident Evil Village (8) earlier this year with Chris Redfield looking almost unrecognizable and Ethan back into the fray. With so much to unpack in the latest trailers, it's no secret that horror players are anxious to get their hands on the next iteration of this popular series and it looks like Capcom is setting that up right now by gauging interest.
One of the questions in the most recent survey that was tweeted from Capcom asks fans if they would be interested in getting access to a demo and if playing a demo would make them more inclined to buy. Since both Resident Evil 2 and 3 (the remakes) had successful demos, it wouldn't be a far stretch to see that same early access privilege granted again. They usually are short and are just a tease of what's to come and with how massive Village looks, a small demo would be just the amount of teasing needed to make the drool come out in full force.
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Keep in mind that a demo is purely speculation at this point, no matter how likely it actually is. Given that the future of Village is still widely unknown, especially with Capcom asking what platforms players want to see this game on outside of next-gen, this could purely be an 'interest gauge' for down the line and not necessarily indicative that a play session is imminent.
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As of right now, there is no release date information at this time for Resident Evil Village other than it is slated for a 2021 launch for the Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PC.