The next Resident Evil title will probably return to the series’ roots following the poor performance of Resident Evil 6.
“With Resident Evil 6 we probably put too much content in there, there were comments from consumers that said it felt bloated,” Michael Pattison, former SVP of marketing for Capcom, told MCV. “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.”
“A lot is said about the saturation of this zombie, post-apocalyptic survival horror. But it is still alive and well. The Last of Us shows a good direction of what the consumers want. Tomb Raider as well, we spoke to R&D and they looked at that and they enjoyed that experience. I think that proves there is still a strong market for that sort of content,” he added.
Over the past few iterations the series has been moving away from its roots and this has angered many fans and led to poor sales, so hopefully Capcom will learn its lessons and move back towards what made the series so popular in the first place.