Rumour: Resident Evil 9 Could Go Open World Thanks To Dragon's Dogma 2

Capcom's new open world RPG Dragon's Dogma 2 has just enjoyed its first weekend on the market, and as it turns out, the title could mark a new open world direction for the Japanese developer. According to prominent leaker 'Dusk Golem', the Dragon's Dogma sequel is already informing the direction of the next Resident Evil game.

Yep, apparently the open world tech behind DD2 is helping drive development on two other Capcom titles; Monster Hunter Wilds and Resident Evil 9.

The leaker goes on to say that whilst a new open world direction could come into play with RE9, a big internal goal has been to retain the series' DNA with this new entry. If true, this could be a fine balancing act for Capcom to deal with going into its next Resi release.

For now this is all rumour and speculation and we should of course wait until official confirmation from Capcom on all-things RE9. Resident Evil Village was a 'step' into open world territory though, and we're curious to see where the series goes next.

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