News of the free DLC was published in the company’s recent annual integrated report. As part of the lengthy document, which looks back on the studio’s year as a whole and also outlines its plans for the future.
Capcom’s Director and Executive Officer, Yoichi Egawa, spoke about the company’s development strategy and how plans for Resident Evil: Village would factor into that.
“We will drive our customer management to understand the playing trends and preferences of users while also building a business model for online operations,” said Egawa. “Taking into account the situation of our free additional DLC for titles such as Monster Hunter Rise and Resident Evil: Village.”
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Currently, it’s unclear what this free DLC will be. During its E3 panel earlier this year, Capcom confirmed that due to “popular demand,” the studio was working on additional DLC for the game. However, since then, little more has been said on the topic.
Resident Evil: Village‘s previously released Trauma Pack DLC, which launched packaged with the Collector’s, Deluxe and Complete versions of the game, was mostly made up of cosmetic content.
While Capcom hasn’t stipulated whether or not any further free DLC would be story-driven or cosmetic-based, it may be that fans receive something similar to the Trauma Pack as part of its free DLC in a future update.
Also in the news, Capcom has announced that Resident Evil Village has now sold over five million copies globally, reaching the milestone quicker than its predecessor Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. News of Village’s success comes amid further celebrations for Capcom, as the studio also recently reported record-level sales and profits for a second quarter.