Microsoft has managed to score a handful of day-one launch titles for its popular game subscription service, Xbox Game Pass, but the next installment in Capcom’s leading survival horror franchise won’t be one of them. This is according to leaked documents shared by streamer Alfred Lameche, which reveals that Sony and Capcom had entered into a marketing agreement that prevents Resident Evil Village from being released on any competing platform subscription service for at least a year. Xbox Game Pass, among other services, are specifically named.
🚨#ResidentEvilVillage ne devrait pas arriver sur le #XboxGamePass avant minimum 1an. C'est ce que stipulerait l'accord confidentiel entre #Capcom et #SONY.#SONY semblerait incorporer désormais des clauses "Anti-GamePass" dans ses deals avec les studios. pic.twitter.com/a9O0gZFqx0— Alfred Lameche (@AlfredLameche) April 20, 2021
A well known Resident Evil leaker, Dusk Golem, states that Sony and Capcom had a similar deal for Resident Evil 7. Apparently, the devs had to cap the texture resolution on PC to look the same as the PS4 Pro version, which was “the lead platform,” just like PS5 is now for Resident Evil Village.