“Resident Evil 7” Held in Secrecy

“Resident Evil 7” rumors surfaced in 2013, development reputedly started immediately after “Resident Evil 6” release the year prior.  The news gained traction after a former employee at Motion Capture and Animation studio, House of Moves posted the following on her Linkin profile page:

Costume Designer
House of Moves
November 2012 – January 2013 (3 months) Los Angeles
Costume Designer for the video game Resident Evil 7

Since then fans of the “Resident Evil” video game franchise have been eagerly awaiting for the next core installment to be released. However, over the past couple of years Capcom shifted focus to the development and marketing of high definition re-releases to , “Resident Evil 1“, “Resident Evil 2” and “Resident Evil Zero“. Most recently Capcom ventured further away from survival horror concepts and unveiled the competitive online shooter, “Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps“.

“Resident Evil” producer Masachika Kawata spoke with Dengeki PlayStation in celebration of Dengeki PlayStation’s 600th volume. During the interview Masachika Kawata provided some insight on the much anticipated “Resident Evil 7” game. In a transcript translated by Siliconera, Masachika Kawata declared:

“We’re currently not at a state to talk about it, but please stay tuned.”

The question surfaced that Capcom had strayed the franchise away from its survival horror roots, Masachika Kawata responded:

“Since there’s been more spin-off titles, I can see how it can be perceived in such a way. And of course I believe that we should produce titles that bring out the horror. I’m thinking about it and also preparing for it.”

Masachika Kawata concluded the interview by stating that Capcom is on the path of producing more high-definition re-releases of the “Resident Evil” franchise library. It seems the wait continues for any definite word on “Resident Evil 7” but we should expect more reboots. Since when did Capcom become Hollywood?

Sources:

  • gamespot.com
  • neogaf.com
  • slashgear.com
  • siliconera.com
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