Update: The Evil Within 2’s Xbox One page says that the game will run at 4K on Xbox One X. It’s unclear if this is native or checkerboarded but it’ll be 4K though some means.
It seems as if advertisements are the biggest enemies of publishers. A new sponsored advertisement banner appeared on Reddit which listed The Evil Within 2. The banner also included a link to preorder the game now but it wasn’t functional at this time. Ever since a Japanese hiring agency leaked a translator position for The Evil Within 2, we’ve known that the game was coming. The original The Evil Within was developed by Shinji Mikami—creator of the seminal Resident Evil series—and the talented team at Tango Gameworks. The Evil Within embodies the meaning of pure survival horror. If you haven’t played it, experience a disturbing reality as you try to break free from warped machinations that could only exist in the most horrifying worlds. Face twisted creatures and experience true terror, all heightened by cutting edge lighting and animation made possible by a customized version of the id Tech 5 engine.
The Evil Within starts off as a traditional police procedural drama. While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners encounter a mysterious and powerful force. After seeing the slaughter of fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead. Facing unimaginable terror, and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to unravel what’s behind it all. The Evil Within 2 is expected to be a continuation of Sebastian’s story. As with any such leak, take it with a grain of salt until we have official confirmation. However, given the numerous leaks around this title, it’s pretty much guaranteed for E3 2017 at this point.