Although it apparently has some degree of open world elements, this tag can mean many different things when it comes to how players interact with the world of Resident Evil Village.
Resident Evil games deal with both the exploration needed to survive and the destruction of zombies, so elements of the open world can be used in different ways.
Resident Evil Village it seems to be a little more open, similar to Resident Evil 3 or Resident Evil 7, so maybe players will have space to stretch their legs when exploring the new scenario.
Set a few years after the terrible events of the award-winning Resident Evil 7, the new story begins with Ethan Winters and his wife Mia living peacefully in a new place, free from the nightmares of the past. And just as they were building a new life together, tragedy strikes them again. Chris Redfield, the legendary hero of the Resident Evil ™ series who made a brief appearance in Resident Evil 7, reunites the couple and dramatically changes their lives, leaving Ethan groundless and in the midst of a new nightmare.
Resident Evil Village’s first-person action begins when players take on the role of an anguished Ethan in his quest to unravel the new horrors that plague a once peaceful village.
Throughout this terrible journey, players will fight for life against ferocious enemies that have infested this snowy location. With the power of the next generation consoles, detailed realism and the relentless sense of fear will increase with each desperate battle for survival, while moments of calm will just leave players wondering what new horrors await them.
Resident Evil Village arrives on May 7 for PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and PC.