• Capcom is a victim of a ransomware attack
  • Confidential company data was recently leaked online
  • The leak includes details about "Resident Evil 8" and Capcom's plans and projects

Capcom has become a victim of a major ransomware attack with its upcoming projects’ details, employees’ personal information and a lot more leaked online. These leaked details include unannounced details on the “Resident Evil” franchise, the company’s plans, and crucial information about “Resident Evil 8.”

Based on the data compiled on ResetEra, “Resident Evil 8” would be released on current-generation gaming consoles. In the past, Capcom already hinted that it is considering the possibility of releasing the next “Resident Evil” installment on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, which the leak now confirms. Additionally, it reveals that “Resident Evil 8” would be released sometime in April 2021.

Apparently, the game’s demo is in development and fans may try the game ahead of Capcom’s alleged April 2021 launch. Another major piece of information revealed in the leak is the potential that “Resident Evil 8” would have some sort of a battle royale-style multiplayer mode. Allegedly, the plan is internally called Project Highway/Village Online, which seemingly indicates that it has something to do with “Resident Evil 8.”

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Other details revealed in the leak include future projects from Capcom. Among them is the alleged “Resident Evil 4” VR version planned for Oculus Rift, the new Ace Attorney Collection for Nintendo Switch and PS4, as well as the PC versions of “Monster Hunter: Stories 2” and “Monster Hunter Rise.” There are also several details about Capcom’s unannounced projects.

This includes a new multiplayer shooter titled “Project Shield and a new IP exclusive game releasing on Nintendo Switch called “Project Guillotine.” BBC News earlier reported that Capcom refused to pay the amount demanded by the ransomware attackers. This could mean that more details might surface online about the company and its projects.

Granting that the leaked release date of “Resident Evil 8” is accurate, these details should be confirmed in the coming months. “Resident Evil 8,” or as the developers call it, “Resident Evil Village,” is currently in development. The game is scheduled to launch on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X, with rumors that it might also release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.