Resident Evil 8 Has a Release Date and a New Trailer

If you’re willing to enter a world where evil lurks in the shadows with every step you take, you should consider giving the next Resident Evil game a try. Whether you want to call it Resident Evil Village or simply Resident Evil 8, the game presents creatures so horrendous that could make even Chuck Norris tremble in fear.

Resident Evil 8 will be playable on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One consoles, as well as for Windows PCs. Furthermore, last-gen versions will let gamers play the current-gen versions at no extra cost. Capcom declares that the game “will be eligible to upgrade from PlayStation 4 to the digital PlayStation 5 version and will support Smart Delivery for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles.”

Release date: May 7, 2021

The developer and publisher Capcom will release Resident Evil 8 on May 7, as Digital Spy reveals. If patience is not among your virtues, you can already try out the demo version that is available exclusively for PS5 consoles. Your goal will be to make an unnamed maiden escape the dungeon.

Resident Evil 8 also has a new trailer, and we’re happy to present it to you below:

“Fear surrounds you in Resident Evil Village, unleashing a new chapter of survival horror on PS5, PS4, XBSX, XB1, and PC on May 7, 2021.”

If you’re already excited about Resident Evil 8, it’s time to take a look at the system requirements for the PC version:


  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 or AMD FX-6350 or better
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Operating System: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (64-bit)
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R7 265 with 2GB memory
  • Pixel Shader: 5.0
  • Vertex Shader: 5.0


  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 or AMD FX-9590 or better
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 3GB memory
  • Pixel Shader: 5.1
  • Vertex Shader: 5.1
Tonia Nissen
Based out of Detroit, Tonia Nissen has been writing for Optic Flux since 2017 and is presently our Managing Editor. An experienced freelance health writer, Tonia obtained an English BA from the University of Detroit, then spent over 7 years working in various markets as a television reporter, producer and news videographer. Tonia is particularly interested in scientific innovation, climate technology, and the marine environment.