Resident Evil Reboot On The Horizon?

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Speaking to gaming website Eurogamer recently, Capcom employee Masachika Kawata, producer of Resident Evil: Revelations, had some very choice comments about the Resident Evil franchise getting back to its roots. He also mentioned the possibility of a remake.

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 then continued:

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

Kawata also went on to mention that how well the HD re-release of Resident Evil: Revelations for consoles will have a deciding factor on the future of the franchise.

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.”

He then continued:

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.”

What do you think? Should Resident Evil be rebooted to get back to its roots? Or is the series fine in the direction its going? Sound off in the comments section below.

Christian Miller

Christian is a lover of the three R's: reading, writing, and RPG's. He lives in a historic town in northern Utah where he loves playing video games and trying humorously to become an author. When he isn't spending time with his family or writing, you can probably find him battling Darkspawn, trying to catch em all, or attempting to get a headshot on a Chimera.

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