With pockets that would put Umbrella Corp to shame, Microsoft's quest to bring as many games as possible to the Game Pass will never end. Now, it appears that the tech giant has secured the most recent Resident Evil game for its popular video game subscription service.
As spotted by an anonymous Reddit user, the Polish website XGP.pl added a badge implying that Resident Evil Village is "included in Game Pass." Although the website quickly removed the badge after it went viral, fans believe that it was more of a premature update as opposed to a mistake. Not to mention, the same website leaked Mass Effect Legendary Edition's release to the Game Pass almost a year ago, which was officially confirmed in January.
With March almost ending, Resident Evil Village could certainly be headed to the Game Pass next as part of the service's lineup for April.
Welcoming Resident Evil Village to the Game Pass won't necessarily make the eighth mainline installment in Capcom's survival horror franchise any more popular, but it should generate hype for the game's upcoming DLCs.
Speaking of, we wouldn't be surprised if Capcom did the same thing with Resident Evil Village as it did with 2017's Resident Evil 7, releasing more story content a year after the game first hit store shelves. The first of the post-launch DLCs for Resident Evil 7 put players in control of the long-time series protagonist, Chris Redfield, while the other explores the game's story following the campaign's conclusion.
We already learned from bonus content for Resident Evil Village that Capcom initially planned to bring Ada Wong into the game, so the post-launch DLC could certainly revisit that idea albeit expand on it a bit more. On the other hand, Capcom could go with a larger expansion that picks up after the events of Resident Evil Village and sees Chris visit BSAA's European headquarters after discovering that the organization had sent organic bioweapons disguised as BSAA soldiers to the remote eastern European village that served as the game's setting.
Either way, 2022 is going to be a big year for Resident Evil fans. Earlier this year, Netflix finally gave its live-action adaptation starring Lance Reddick a release date. Meanwhile, Capcom is working on a current-gen remaster for Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil 2, and Resident Evil 3, with rumors suggesting that this will all lead up to an official reveal for the Resident Evil 4 Remake.