The highly anticipated Resident Evil 7 is rumored to come out in 2017, and numerous reports say the game is already being made by Capcom. Capcom is reportedly planning to release Resident Evil 7 early next year and rumors suggest that it will take players back to its survival horror roots. The original horror story would still be featured in the next Resident Evil game.
Capcom will announce the Resident Evil 7 release date at E3 2016 in June, as reported by NSEA Voice. The site reports that the studio will introduce the first gameplay footage from the E3 stage this year. Developer Masachika Kawata previously told fans to stay tuned for Resident Evil 7 updates, Siliconera reported.
The previous entry in the Resident Evil series titled Resident Evil 6 was strongly criticized because it failed to meet fans? expectations. The reviews from players on social media platforms suggest that a large number of Resident Evil fans were unsatisfied with the series because Capcom shifted its focus from the original horror genre.
After the first three main entries in The Resident Evil franchise, all the succeeding titles were morphed into an action game, featuring more gun shooting and less thrill and horror. Nevertheless, longtime franchise fans are expecting Resident Evil 7 to focus on a horror-filled gameplay.
In the 600th issue of Dengeki PlayStation magazine (via Siliconera) Kawata said that the company is preparing to bring horror back to the Resident Evil series after fans? complaints. He admitted that with so many spin-off titles, Resident Evil has lost its focus.
“Since there’s been more spin-off titles, I can see how it can be perceived in such a way. And of course I believe that we should produce titles that bring out the horror,” said game producer Kawata.
For now, fans can hold on to what Kawata said regarding the Resident Evil 7 gameplay. It looks like Capcom has learned a lot from the feedback that the Resident Evil 6 received. Meanwhile, series fans can stay tuned to the upcoming presentations at E3 2016. E3 will be hosted from June 14 to June 16 in Los Angeles, California.