Resident Evil Going Back To Basics.


Since it’s forth installment an ever growing group of Resident Evil fans have been calling for Capcom to return the series to it’s survival horror roots, something the publisher has been more than reluctant to even consider, until now.
In an interview with MCV former marketing man at Capcom Michael Pattison, now in the employ of Sony, said he expects the next Resident Evil to return to it’s root.
“With Resident Evil 6 we probably put too much content in there, 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.”  Said Mr. Pattison before closing with a hint at the games which could influence Capcom going forward.
“A lot is said about the saturation of this zombie, post-apocalyptic survival horror. But it is still alive and well. The Last of Us shows a good direction of what the consumers want. Tomb Raider as well, we spoke to R&D and they looked at that and they enjoyed that experience. I think that proves there is still a strong market for that sort of content.”

Resident Evil Going Back To Basics

6 thoughts on “Resident Evil Going Back To Basics.

  1. Lets hope they’re serious about returning to the horror genre. I’m not saying I didn’t enjoy Resident Evil 6 but it was like a Michael Bay movie.

  2. I’d definitely be interested in a more survival horror-focused RE with the storytelling of Tomb Raider, rather than the mediocre RE story with the linear Uncharted-style gameplay of the more recent TR.

    1. RE2 is my favorite, but I loathed the tank controls. Now that they have the controls down to modern standards, it should be easy to go back and focus on a horror-themed RE.

  3. I still hope for a Resident Evil 2 remake in the style of the excellent GameCube remake. It’s been over a decade and I still won’t give up on my dream!

  4. A full Resident Evil 2 remake would, I’m sure be truly mind blowing however, it can’t be denied that Capcom are a very different company to the one which gave us the original RE Remake back in 2002.

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