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What’s the future of Resident Evil? Kawata spoke of a possible series reboot

31 Jan

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As we already told you, we are long-standing great fans of the Resident Evil series, since the very first one, released in 1996 (awwww that live action intro). Anyway Resident Evil is turning 17 this year, and the franchise may have a bit of dust on it, or most likely, its metamorphosis into a more action-driven game rewarded Capcom with poor reviews and disappointing sales.

Regarding this tricky subject, Capcom’s Masachika Kawata, producer of Resident Evil: Revelations, made the comments to Eurogamer during a discussion of his latest project, the Revelations porting for PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.

Kawata mentioned the possibility of a reboot:

“If we did [go with an open-world], we would want to preserve what Resident Evil is and what makes it appealing to fans, while also making it accessible to new players. It would almost entail having a slight reboot to get the series into a place where it would work with open-world gameplay. That’s just a personal opinion.

A lot of decisions would have to be taken before something like that is done to the series, but it is something that…There is a possibility.”

He also said that it’s in the upcoming porting of Revelations, which partially reintroduced some of the atmosphere and classic horror of earlier entries in the series, that he sees clues to the future of the Resident Evil:

“Once we see Revelations released on consoles, we’ll be looking very carefully at how the title is received and what feedback we get. I think we’ll get a lot of input from the fanbase and the media on what it means for Resident Evil, and what it could mean for the future of the series. We’ll definitely be looking at that as a signpost for where we need to be going next.

Moving forward I can see us focusing even more on the horror aspect and fear in the series, and see us making something scarier than we have already.”

So what we have to expect from future Resident Evil titles? An open gta-like world full of zombies…?

Why can’t we just have back Shinji Mikami and his survival horrors?

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