Capcom: "We Have Two Different Sets Of Resident Evil Fans"
In our review, we said Resident Evil 6 suffered from a major identity crisis; i.e., it had no idea what it wanted to be.
And maybe that's why Capcom says future entries in the series will be more "focused." In speaking to Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Capcom vice president of strategic planning and business development Christian Svensson said they're going to "scale back, take stock of what worked and what didn't work, and think about what the future of the franchise is."
Well, the long-time fans undoubtedly want to see their beloved series return to true survival/horror, although they may not happen. Despite these fans, Capcom believes there's another set of fans to whom they must also cater; these are the followers who want more of an action approach. Said Svensson:
"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."
Svensson added that he's not sure RE6 "worked out exactly" the way they had hoped, but more focus is definitely in the cards. Doesn't that mean they're going to pick a side now? Survival/horror or all-out action...? And why do we get the feeling that we already know what Capcom is gonna pick? I mean, it almost seems inevitable.
2/14/2013 11:53:17 PM Ben Dutka