Will Resident Evil Village change?

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PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC gamers around the world are gearing up to play Resident evil village this weekend, but can Change players hope for a future release? That's the question on the minds of many Nintendo fans as the latest iteration of Capcom's long-running survival-horror series hits the market to already critical acclaim. Will Ethan Winters and buff Chris Redfield appear on Nintendo's latest console? Is Resident Evil Village coming to Switch?

Resident Evil Village is coming to Nintendo Switch

The answer for now is 'no' unfortunately, but things could change along the way. There is no official announcement regarding the release of Resident Evil Village on Nintendo Switch. However, Capcom loves to surprise us and some facts make its release quite likely, but maybe not how you want to play it.

The Switch is by far the least powerful of the current console lineup. Even if you're playing on PS4 or Xbox One, the hardware is a bit beefier than what's inside the Switch. This caused a lot of trouble for third-party developers trying to bundle experiences designed for supercomputers onto a device somewhere between a low-end PC and a smartphone. The Switch definitely punches above its weight, delivering some of the most amazing, breathtaking, gorgeous, and innovative gaming experiences out there, but it's still a bit of a struggle.

To circumvent this problem, some companies, including Capcom, have relied on cloud gaming technology. This is the case with Resident Evil Village's predecessor, RE7. A cloud-exclusive version of the game in Japan launched in 2022 that required players to pay 180-day tickets to play the game. It did not run on the actual Switch hardware, but ran in a server farm and sent the video signal to your Switch, the same way Control and Assassin's Creed Odyssey are played. It's not ideal, but for a game as technically and visually advanced as Resident Evil 7, it's the only way to make it work on Nintendo's hardware. So that's also a potential future for Resident Evil Village, but don't expect that to happen anytime soon, if at all.

So the answer to Is Resident Evil Village coming to Switch is a no, but with a small glimmer of hope for the future if you're okay with playing a cloud version instead. Still, we'll have to wait to find out if this is part of Capcom's plans later.

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