Resident Evil Producer Masachika Kawata stated last year that he believed the Resident Evil franchise needed to be more action-oriented and less like the older Resident Evil games.
With Resident Evil 6 getting a mixed reception and going completely gung-ho in the direction of more action it appears Capcom is now having second thoughts about changing the direction of the series in this way. Kawata recently said in an interview:
“Looking at user feedback from the last couple of games, I’ve started to slightly revise my opinion on that matter. I still think that, for example, bringing Resident Evil: Revelations to consoles falls within what I was saying where, it’s a game that contains classic Resident Evil elements but it also has features that modern gamers expect in a game. Hopefully it can appeal to both camps.”
Kawata goes onto say that returning to the survival-horror genre may be what the series needs in the future. I absolutely loved Resident Evil: Revelations last year and I encourage all of you to give it a shot when it arrive on consoles in May. The game has its flaws and it certainly isn’t a full return to horror but it is possibly closest we’ll get to the classic Resident Evil formula for a while.