Has Resident Evil Village really launched early with a 40% off sale on Steam? It’s far more likely that Steam’s quality control measures have failed again, allowing the obviously copyright-infringing Steam title Biohazard Village to be put up for sale.
How is this allowed lol pic.twitter.com/oRI7hZtjlT
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) September 1, 2020
Picked up by industry analyst Daniel Ahmad on Twitter, the Steam title has borrowed “Biohazard,” the name Resident Evil is known by in Japan. It’s even copied the VIII stylization in the “Village” part of the title, distinctively used by Capcom’s upcoming Resident Evil 8.
The Steam description simply reads, “this is a third-person shooter in which you will play as a girl fighting against a zombie in a town where a man-made disaster has occurred. People turned into zombies.” The developer, Forest Games, has released just one game on Steam before: Panic Station. While the space horror shooter doesn’t seem to be a direct knock off of an existing game, reviews suggest it’s basically unplayable anyway.