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Analyst: Resident Evil 7 Will "Go Back to Horror Roots"

| 18 May 2016 13:15

According to a Japanese analyst, Resident Evil 7 is currently in development and will be officially unveiled next month at E3 2016.

Japanese analyst Serkan Toto stated in a series of tweets yesterday that Resident Evil 7 is currently in development, adding that Capcom is planning on showing the game at E3 2016 next month. According to Toto, the game will "go back to [Resident Evil's] horror roots," serving as a "clean slate" for the franchise.

Toto also claimed that Capcom hired designer Jordan Amaro, who worked on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

This isn't particularly surprising - in August 2013, Capcom said the same thing.

"We have obviously seen the consumer response and the PR response," said former Capcom marketing head Michael Pattison of the reaction to Resident Evil 6. "There was some great positives out of that, but it was a mixed bag, as we saw from the review scores. We have got to take that on-board, we can't ignore that, and we have to take that onto the next game when we make the next Resident Evil."

"With Resident Evil 6 specifically, we probably put too much content in there." Pattison continued, "there were comments from consumers that said it felt bloated. The Leon missions went down very well, and because we did Resident Evil Revelations on 3DS, there was a cry out for us to focus our attention on survival horror, rather than be too many things to all people. You'll find where we go next will likely be more targeted at our core fanbase."

Resident Evil celebrated its 20th anniversary in March, while spin-off Umbrella Corps is slated for a June 21 release.

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