Whether the game is a hit or a miss, the post-release refrain from Capcom executives after the completion of a Resident Evil game is always the same: “Next time, we’re going back to our roots!”
And so it is with Resident Evil 6. Michael Pattison, Capcom’s former Senior Vice President of Marketing, recently spoke to MCV and revealed that the currently unannounced Resident Evil 7 will likely be designed to appeal to the “core” survival horror fan:
“With Resident Evil 6 specifically, 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.”
Resident Evil 6 was released last October, so it will likely be a long time before we see a sequel.