16 Jan 2021 10:00 PM +00:00

Resident Evil: Beta For Unannounced Multiplayer Game Goes Live This Month

Earlier this week Capcom announced a new RE Showcase, giving us the first glimpse at gameplay from the upcoming Resident Evil 8.

But, Capcom has another trick up its sleeve too.

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New Resident Evil Beta

Starting on January 28th, there will be a new beta for a currently unannounced multiplayer Resident Evil game.

This beta will only be available to current Resident Evil Ambassador members.

Members will be able to sign up from January 14th-25th for a chance at earning a key to take part.

There will also be three deadlines to apply, meaning if players don't get selected the first time they can apply again.

Here are the deadlines:

  • 1st Deadline: January 20, 9:59AM (EST) / 6:59AM (PST)
  • Announcement: January 22, 3AM (EST) / 12AM (PST)
  • 2nd Deadline: January 25, 9:59AM (EST) / 6:59AM (PST)
  • Announcement: January 27, 3AM (EST) / 12AM (PST)
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Beta Play Times

The beta will run from January 28th to January 29th, giving players a small window to check out the new game.

It is likely we will see more beta for the game in the future.

READ MORE: Resident Evil 8: RE Showcase announced! - Start Date, New Trailer, First-Ever Gameplay & more

Outbreak 3?

It has been speculated that the new multiplayer game will be Resident Evil Outbreak 3.

The Outbreak series was a multiplayer campaign game, where groups of survivors would have to head through different scenarios during the Raccoon City outbreak and try to survive and escape.

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Outbreak 1 and 2 were released on the PS2 during the early 2000s, but the servers have since gone offline, unless you play via dedicated servers using emulation.

READ MORE: Resident Evil 8: Release Date, Platforms, Pre Order, Demo, Characters, Story, Chris Redfield, everything you need to know

For many years fan have been hoping for a new Outbreak game, especially with the gaming world go more online and now we have the technology for a smooth online experience.

Resistance 2?

In 2020 Resident Evil Resistance was released alongside Resident Evil 3 Remake.

Resident Evil Resistance Survivors Key Art
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FLOPPED: RE Resistance was largely a flop with fans.

Resistance is a Dead By Daylight style game that puts 4 survivors again 1 "Mastermind", who is tasked with preventing the survivors from escaping and winning.

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Overall the game flopped and has not been well received by fans, so it seems unlikely that Capcom would develop a sequel for it.

READ MORE: Resident Evil 8: What we want to see from Resident Evil showcase

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