Resident Evil reboot hinted at by Capcom
- Posted February 1st, 2013 at 07:13 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 7 Comments
The producer behind Resident Evil: Revelations has hinted that a reboot may be on the cards for Capcom’s long-running horror franchise.
Speaking to Eurogamer, Masachika Kawata touched on the possibility of taking the zombie-blasting series into an open-world setting.
"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," he said.
"A lot of decisions would have to be taken before something like that is done to the series, but it is something that..." he paused. "There is a possibility."
Kawata’s comments come in light of the poor critical reception to Resident Evil 6, which continued the series’ descent into the action-horror genre.
He went on to say that the upcoming console release of Resident Evil: Revelations will determine where the series heads next, depending on how it is received. However, Kawata seemed keen on returning to the series’ survival horror roots going forward.
"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."
Originally released on 3DS, Resident Evil: Revelations offers more of a traditional survival horror experience, combining tense atmosphere with a greater emphasis on puzzle-solving and exploration.
The game will be released on PlayStation 3, PC, Xbox 360 and Wii U on May 21, 2013.
Equinoqs | Equinoqs
- 7:20am EST - February 1st, 2013
Shut up, Capcom. Just shut the he|l up.
- 8:29am EST - February 1st, 2013
Don't take guns and amunition completely away just make it fu
- 9:11am EST - February 1st, 2013
So this might be a turning point for the franchise?
DeadCrow | xSoloWing--
- 1:42pm EST - February 1st, 2013
I would like to see the cast stay the same, and maybe have Rebecca Chambers come back? Give her some game time. Just have some other developers make it. Capcom has already lost its creativity on the RE franchise.
- 10:52pm EST - February 1st, 2013
they should just follow in the steps of amnesia, maybe even go first person????
regardless, i consider amnesia the current standard for horror games. i still haven't finished it lol
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 4:54am EST - February 2nd, 2013
You know, I would love to see Capcom bring RE back to its roots that made the series popular in the first place, but every time Capcom opens their damn mouth, they end up driving the series further into oblivion. In other words, I've lost hope for both RE and Capcom.
PSgamer28 | breakend28
- 8:02am EST - February 3rd, 2013
I just can't trust you CAPCOM I'll believe it when I see it with my own 2 eyes you money hungry band wagan dildos!
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