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."
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."
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