Capcom: "Stay Tuned" for Resident Evil 7, No Plans for New Devil May Cry
Publisher working on games that "bring out the horror."
Capcom is planning a new Resident Evil spinoff shooter game and multiple new HD remakes, but what about the next entry in the core series? Capcom is still not ready to share specifics about a follow-up to 2012's Resident Evil 6, but now, veteran producer Masachika Kawata has told fans to "stay tuned."
"We're currently not at a state to talk about it," Kawata said when asked directly about Resident Evil 7 in the latest issue of Japanese gaming magazine Dengeki PlayStation (via Siliconera). "But please stay tuned."
In October 2013, a reference to Resident Evil 7 was spotted on a contract employee's resume.
GameSpot's Resident Evil 6 review scored the game a 4.5/10, calling it a "messy mix of annoying quick-time events and constant set pieces." Overall, the game was met with mixed review scores. Capcom shipped 5 million copies of the game, but said various "challenges" and "inadequate organizational collaboration" led to the title performing below expectations.
Asked for a response to the notion that the Resident Evil series is "losing its horror touch," Kawata seemed to agree, but went on to say that Capcom wants the franchise to return to its horror roots
"Since there's been more spinoff titles, I can see how it can be perceived in such a way," Kawata said. "And of course I believe that we should produce titles that bring out the horror. I'm thinking about it and also preparing for it."
Also in the interview, Kawata said Capcom will consider more HD remakes of classic Resident Evil games as a means to "respond to as much demand as possible." Just recently, Capcom announced a Resident Evil 2 remake, while Capcom corporate has said HD remakes represent an area of potential growth.
Capcom producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi also shared a few words in the interview, but not about Resident Evil. Asked if Capcom had any plans for new Devil May Cry or Dragon's Dogma games, he said, "They're also things I'd like to personally do, but there are no plans [for now]."
The most recent new Devil May Cry game was 2013's DmC: Devil May Cry. Meanwhile, the Dragon's Dogma series continues with Dragon's Dogma Online for Japan, but the game has not been announced for North America or Europe.
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