Thursday, January 31, 2013

Is Resident Evil: Revelations the last hope for Survival-Horror?

Resident Evil: Revelations Producer, Masachika Kawata, spoke to Eurogamer about the future of the series and a possible reboot.

During the interview, Mr. Kawata denied that the mixed reception that Resident Evil 6 received recently, had anything to do with the possibility of doing a series reboot. And said that such a reboot would only take place, if they were to make an open world Resident Evil game.

He also gave an important clue as to the actual direction the series would take in the future:
Masachika Kawata: “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”.
In short, Capcom is going to see how Resident Evil: Revelations fares on home consoles. And if the game is successful, then it will very likely be used as the template for future entries of the saga.

So.... Is Resident Evil: Revelations the last hope for Survival-Horror in the series? We shall soon find out.

To read the full interview where he also addresses why the game was omitted from being released on the Vita, go HERE.

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