There are currently invitations for an early access phase of Resident Evil Village in circulation. However, these do not come from Capcom, as the publisher warns. Recipients should avoid downloading related files.
The publisher Capcom warns in a press release against emails that are currently in circulation and invite you to a beta or early access version of the upcoming horror game Resident Evil Village. However, these invitations are not from Capcom and are rather fraudulent.
Capcom advises affected recipients to delete the mail without downloading any files. “We’re sending this message as we’ve been made aware that there are currently emails circulating that pretend to contain “Early Access invitations” to Resident Evil Village,” the company said. “The sender address is being displayed as “no-reply (at)capcom(dot)com”.”
“We want to inform you that these messages are NOT from Capcom and appear to be phishing attempts by an unauthorized third party. If you have received such a message, please DO NOT download any files or reply, and delete the message immediately,” continued Capcom.
Such phishing attempts are not a new or rare phenomenon even in the video game industry. Ubisoft had to issue a similar warning last month when fake emails were circulated about an alleged Far Cry 6 beta. Not so long ago, CD Projekt also had to warn players about such a scam around Cyberpunk 2077.
In the case of Resident Evil Village, you don’t have to be too patient anymore. The latest game of the horror series will be released on May 7, 2021 for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5.
Before the release of the full version, Capcom would like to publish a second demo.