Resident Evil producer says series might focus on survival horror in the future
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.