Probably, Resident Evil 9, which has not yet been presented to the world, will continue the story of Village and will be the last in the trilogy that began with Biohazard. The game currently has the largest budget in the series, as well as the longest development time – from 2018 to 2025 (unless there is an early release, like with RE 4). Apparently, Capcom plans to make the ninth chapter the final chapter and “move on to new storylines and focuses, sending the series in a new direction.”
According to an insider Dusk Golem, RE 7, 8 and 9 were developed quite close to each other, which is why they have a lot in common. So, for example, many moments from the seventh part begin to play completely differently after completing Resident Evil Village.
“I don’t think there will be a direct sequel to Village like there once was for RE 7, but the stories of RE 8 and RE 9 have been woven together to lead to a sort of final chapter to the ongoing arc in the series.”
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According to an insider Chris Marx, Resident Evil 9 will revolve around Chris Redfield, with the possible inclusion of other classic heroes into the narrative. And the storyline involving Ethan Winters will likely come to a complete conclusion.