When “Resident Evil 6” was released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in October 2012 as a ‘dramatic horror’ action-adventure third-person shooter video game, Japanese game developer did not see the deluge of problems coming.
It was made further worse when the PC version of “Resident Evil 6” came out some six months later or in March 2013.
Fans were also expecting a version of the game on the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 when the consoles came out late in 2013 but Capcom only released the version of the game for the current generation gaming consoles on March 29, 2016.
Thus, it became clear that contrary to previous rumors that the seventh installment of the game, “Resident Evil 7,” which is actually the 10th in the series, will come out this year, it seems very remote already as its predecessor just came out on the gaming consoles last month.
Another issue that went against “Resident Evil 6” is that the game already deviated from its genre of being a survival horror game the way the gaming franchise has been known for since the first game of the series was released back in 1996.
Will go back to its roots
Masachita Kawata, executive producer of “Resident Evil 7” in Capcom, confirmed in a recent interview that the next installment of the game will go back to its original gameplay as the franchise goes back to its roots, cites Crossmap.
Capcom apparently recognized that many gamers were not happy with “Resident Evil 6” because it pulled away from its horror genre and contented itself with being an action game with plenty of shooting and the horror element was just considered part of the drama.
Kawata confirmed that “Resident Evil 7” will certainly go back to being a survival horror game instead of being a third person shooter dramatic horror video game the way “Resident Evil 6” and “Resident Evil 5” came out.
Capcom has reportedly taken heed of the gamers’ concerns and vowed to take inspiration from the first three games of the series. However, since the development on the game is still ongoing, it would be too soon to expect too much from the game until the plot is revealed, notes News Every Day.
Not coming out at the E3 2016
There were reports last year that Capcom would officially unveil “Resident Evil 7” at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016 to be held in Califonia this coming June.
However, it seems unlikely for Capcom to do just that in June because reports have it that the Japanese game developer will actually unveil “Resident Evil 2 Remake” at the E3 2016 and not “Resident Evil 7.”
It would be illogical for Capcom to launch two games in the same franchise in one big event. However, there are still rumors going around that the developer might actually launch the two games days apart during the E3 2016.
That being said, the latest reports, therefore, are mere speculations and unless Capcom officially makes the confirmation or denial, the real answer will be known during the E3 2016 event in June.
There were also reports from late last year saying that “Resident Evil 7” shall be filled with all kinds of horrors to make it really frightening when it finally comes out on the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.
Those gamers who have had the opportunity to play the previous games of the series would be happy to know that the level of fright on the upcoming “Resident Evil 7” is now greater compared to its predecessors.
Game developer Capcom disclosed recently that “Resident Evil 7” is being carried out with the Unreal Engine 4. Although Capcom has yet to issue an announcement or statement to either confirm or deny the development.
This article, Resident Evil 7 Will Go Back to its Horror Genre, Confirms Game Executive Producer, first appeared on Master Herald.