Rumor Control: Still No Release Estimate For Resident Evil 5
Thanks to EGM, it was one of the biggest rumors of the year thus far, simply because it involved Resident Evil 5. Prior to this news, there had been no evidence that said the game would release this year, and many believed 2009 might be a more accurate target. However, once this rumor dropped, we all hoped for that October release.
Sadly, however, Capcom has stepped forward and simply restated that they have not assigned a date to the game just yet, according to Eurogamer. October wouldn't be a good time for Resident Evil 5 to release, anyway; it'd be in direct competition with the blockbuster sequel, Gears of War 2. That's not an enviable position for any publisher. While financial results have indicated the possibility of RE5 dropping this year, it still seems more likely we won't be seeing this next installment in the legendary series until 2009. As of now, Capcom isn't about to offer even a release estimate, which typically means...well, it might mean nothing at all.
2008 is already chock full of giant titles, and while we could always use more great games, there is such a thing as too many at one time. This can hurt sales of games that deserve recognition, and puts a great strain on us gamers to play 'em all. You know? We have to admit, though, we had still hoped this RE5 in October rumor had proved true.
Related Game(s): Resident Evil 5
3/7/2008 Ben Dutka