Resident Evil 7: A Return To Survival Horror

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Despite initially shipping 5 million copies at launch, it’s no secret that gamers the world over hated Resident Evil 6, so much so that the Xbox 360 version is priced at just $10 over at Amazon. That’s a huge price drop in less than a year. Hell, I hardly ever see games priced this low in clearance bins.

As a result of the game’s overall under performance and the fan outcry, Capcom has listened and promises that Resident Evil 7 will be a return to what core fans know and love, which is survival horror roots. Former Capcom marketing boss Michael Pattison had the following to say to MCV prior to his move to Sony:

We have obviously seen the consumer response and the PR response. There was some great positives out of that, but it was a mixed bag, as we saw from the review scores. We have got to take that on-board, we can’t ignore that, and we have to take that onto the next game when we make the next Resident Evil… 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. 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.

All that sounds promising, but the proof is in the pudding and we’ll all have to wait until more is revealed about Resident Evil 7. Stay tuned to Yell! Magazine for news as this story develops.

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