Capcom’s Masachika Kawata, a prolific producer on the Resident Evil series, recently released a statement about (the currently unannounced) Resident Evil 6 in an interview with Spanish gaming site MarcaPlayer. It was translated by the folks at RelyOnHorror and points to a new direction for the survival horror franchise:
“The series will see a complete renovation with the next entry on every level. But we can’t forget about all the previous entries that have led to the creation of many possibilities for the franchise. I can’t say if we’re going to make [Resident Evil 6] survival horror or a shooter, but I can say that it’ll be totally different.”
Capcom plans to release five Resident Evil games this year (which is the 15th anniversary of the series), so don’t expect any real information on Resident Evil 6 for a while yet.