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Resident Evil Revelations feedback could result in a change of direction for series

'We could focus even more on the horror aspect and make something scarier than ever before'

Capcom will study the feedback from fans to Resident Evil Revelations Wii U before deciding where to go next with the series.

Following on from the action-packed Resident Evil 5 and 6, many fans are yearning for a return to survival horror traditions of the series and Masachika Kawata, producer of Resident Evil, said a reboot could be possible.

Asked if Capcom would consider an ope-world environment for the Resident Evil series, Kwata told Eurogamer: "If we did [go with an open-world], we would want to preserve what Resident Evil is and what makes it appealing to fans, while also making it accessible to new players. It would almost entail having a slight reboot to get the series into a place where it would work with open-world gameplay.

"That's just a personal opinion. A lot of decisions would have to be taken before something like that is done to the series, but it is something that... There is a possibility."

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Of course Resident Evil underwent a reboot when Resident Evil 4 was released for GameCube in 2005. Following five Resident Evil games (including Code: Veronica and Resident Evil 0) which followed the same slow-paced survival horror template, Capcom shook things up with for the brilliant Resident Evil 4. Following this, Resident Evil 5 and 6 became even more action orientated but, by placing you in the confines of a cruise ship, Revelations did remind those who played it of the series roots.

However, Kawata wants more people to play Revelations on consoles before they decide the future direction of the series.

"Once we see Revelations released on consoles, we'll be looking very carefully at how the title is received and what feedback we get. I think we'll get a lot of input from the fanbase and the media on what it means for Resident Evil, and what it could mean for the future of the series.

"We'll definitely be looking at that as a signpost for where we need to be going next. Moving forward I can see us focusing even more on the horror aspect and fear in the series, and see us making something scarier than we have already."

What direction would you like Resident Evil to go in the future?

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  1. shadow663 Friday 1st Feb 2013 at 09:32

    Which essentially translates to "Everyone buy Revelations if you want Resident Evil to go back to being scary!"

    Everyone should buy it anyway as its and awesome game :D

  2. danbish Friday 1st Feb 2013 at 10:04

    Please Capcom, go back to what Resident Evil is all about. Revelations proved to you that's the type of Resi game we want.

    But please, please, don't go open world. Why does everything have to be open world now?

  3. MartinIsAwesome Friday 1st Feb 2013 at 10:32

    I'm a complete Resident Evil newbie but by the looks of it Revelations has a decent middle-ground between the original games and the more recent action games. I would certainly buy more games in the series if they were all like that.

  4. torterratrainer Friday 1st Feb 2013 at 18:31

    i decided not to get unveiled because its too similar to the original 3DS version, but that doesn't stop me getting exited for the new HD gameplay videos!

    anyone who is not sure whether to get this, do but on wiiu as you got touchpad controls which are a MUST

  5. abovethewell Friday 1st Feb 2013 at 18:40

    I would much prefer the series to go back to being more intimate and scary: There's a reason why Revelations got such higher ratings than the newest flagship game- people by horror games because they're scary! If you want more action, by the Devil May Cry games, which too are brilliant.

  6. dave666 Friday 1st Feb 2013 at 19:48

    it depends how the open world is done, if it was done like metroid prime or arkham city then it might work but capcom needs to be very careful now.

    personally I like all kinds of resident evil, but I favor the more horror side of the series and my favorite so far is revelations and if you ask me capcom got it the wrong way around

    resident evil 6 should have been the spin off and revelations should have been a main game, capcom could also learn a thing or 2 from zombi u.

    I'm also a bit gutted that there isn't a wii u version of resident evil 6

  7. liveswired Friday 1st Feb 2013 at 22:20

    I would much prefer the series to go back to being more intimate and scary: There's a reason why Revelations got such higher ratings than the newest flagship game- people by horror games because they're scary! If you want more action, by the Devil May Cry games, which too are brilliant.


    Another reason is because Resident Evil 6 is gutter trash. :mrgreen:

  8. steve w Wednesday 6th Feb 2013 at 18:24

    I would much prefer the series to go back to being more intimate and scary: There's a reason why Revelations got such higher ratings than the newest flagship game- people by horror games because they're scary! If you want more action, by the Devil May Cry games, which too are brilliant.


    Another reason is because Resident Evil 6 is gutter trash. :mrgreen:

    You should of said re6 is gutter trash imo not everyone hates re6, iam a long time fan of resident evil, Re6 is a brilliant game IMO but its not everyone's cup of tea, hope they find a way to bring wesker back.

  9. Schnozzer Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 16:04

    Oh please, does [i]anyone[i] really believe that Resident Evil 4 was brilliant? Not me, for one. Give me more RE re-make and RE Zero (-esque) please.

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