There's Key points you guys are missing from this dudes post. He clarifies that there's single player and a multiplayer mode and then mentions that he will explain more about the multiplayer towards the bottom of the post. The "multiplayer" section begins with the "Asymmetrical multiplayer feature using a "Mastermind" mechanic" Point and continues until the end of the post. Everything from that point till the end is 100% accurate which is what makes everything he says at least credible.
This was said during a recent interview... "Four player co-op brings back memories of Resident Evil Outbreak. Is this a remake of the original game?"
Masachika Kawata: "Some users think of this new game as a remake, but that isn’t true. The survivors being normal citizens is something we imagined from Resident Evil Outbreak. However, the existence of Mastermind is a big difference from Outbreak and we are developing this game in a different way."
https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2019/09 ... ka-kawata/
So according to our boy, this is in no way supposed to be Outbreak at all aside from the characters being civilians. He also clarified something interesting "the existence of the mastermind is a big difference from Outbreak" It's very much possible that Project resistance was supposed to be a game mode in an Outbreak remake/sequel (Similar to Revelation's Raid mode) But they felt that the mode was different enough to sell separately to double dip sales. since it's PVP focused it can be sustained longer through micro transactions and from PVP games having a longer life span in general.
But what about everything above that point in the gamefaqs post? The "Single player" stuff? Everything from the "open concept map" and many areas across raccoon city being playable like Sewers and subways while rescuing other survivors? So far (That I've seen) in project resistance you and other players are force funneled down linear paths with very few options to deviate or split up from one another with the only playable place that we know of being in a Umbrella facility/warehouse of some sort. So this "loading survivors onto a subway, and then finding gas, or turning on power, for the subway" Sounds like the start of the apocalypse where you find and decide to help a group of survivors (May have the option not to?) More than a crazy Umbrella worker managed to setup a subway as a playground and capture a bunch of civilians to use as an objective goal. But so far there is nothing in this game that's open concept or takes place in anything that isn't umbrella centric so what happened to that?
And then you have the code/placeholder name "Outbreakers" it's entirely possible that all this means is "Survivors that are trying to break out of the umbrella lab/experiment" but I doubt Capcom would honestly do that even as an inside placeholder name. I'd also bring up the point where he said " but it seems Capcom is working on something designed to appeal to those that loved Outbreak" But that seems to be his own words and not from the insider that he got the info from.
My conclusion: So one of three things happened/is happening here.
1. Capcom is working on Resident evil Outbreak file3 or a remake. And outsourced a pvp mode that was planned to be included in the game (Similar to revelation's "Raid" mode) to another company. But, they decided cut the pvp mode out and make it into its own profitable game (Probably after seeing the success of Friday the 13th and Dead by daylight?) But are still working on Outbreak in the meantime and plan to unviel it next year or the year after and eventually release it on next gen (releasing them both the same year would cannibalize sales and if OB is being remade it would make sense to release it on next gen to give it the best possible chance for commercial success) This would also explain why both Valerie and January's Bio's directly link to Yoko and Alyssa as a form of Foreshadowing which also lines up with the Easter eggs and references we've been getting since RE7 now that Capcom randomly decided to make OB officially canon.
2. After seeing how popular Asymmetrical games has been getting, they just decided to can the Outbreak remake portion and focus solely on Resistance.
3. There was never an Outbreak planned and this leaker was just BSing it.
But even if they never worked on anything Outbreak related since 2004 and all of this is false then at the very least the disappointment/backlash has put the games on Capcom's radar. Sooo ya never know?
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