The Vice President of Capcom spoke out at DICE earlier this month about Resident Evil and he then laid down the grounds for Resident Evil 7.
“I wouldn’t say [we released] too many. Revelations, Operation: Raccoon City, and Resident Evil 6. So it was a lot in 12 months. And then we’re bringing Revelations to consoles and PC in a few months. But after that, you’re going to see us scale back, take stock of what worked and what didn’t work, and think about what the future of the franchise is.”
Many people thought that Resident Evil 6 was disappointing and this was shown in the sales as the game lost around 2 million from the predicted 7 million that had been predicted to sell. It did sell well when it first came out, then sales dropped off and you can purchase it for $19.99 over at Best Buy and other retailers.
Fans of the series said that it had lost the horror survival feel and some said that it was much like playing Call of Duty. Fans thought that the game was confusing as it had three different story lines and some said that it wasn’t scary. Svenson said:
“Well, you have to understand, we have a couple different sets of Resident Evil fans. We have those who love Resident Evil 1, 2, 3, Code Veronica, and Zero, and then we have those who came along during the RE4 era and like things a little more action-oriented, and RE5 even more [action-oriented]. And then RE6 was even more action-focused than that.
“The hard part is taking all these things and figuring out how to make something for everyone. That was especially the aspiration of RE6. I don’t know that it worked out exactly the way we hoped, but moving forward, I think you’re going to see a bit more focus – as opposed to trying to be all things for all people.”
So for now we have to wait and see if Resident Evil 7 will be more focused and like the old version. If not then the game could fail and crash and burn on release. Resident Evil Revelations arrived on 21st May on the PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and the Wii U.