Masachika Kawata, producer of Resident Evil: Revelations, has told Eurogamer that there is a possibility that the Resident Evil franchise could receive a reboot. Kawata revealed the information when he was quizzed about the mediocre reviews and sales of Resident Evil 6. He said that he is open to the idea, but said that a lot of decisions would have to be taken before something like that is done to the series.
“If we did [go with an open-world], we would want to preserve what Resident Evil is and what makes it appealing to fans, while also making it accessible to new players. It would almost entail having a slight reboot to get the series into a place where it would work with open-world gameplay. That’s just a personal opinion.”
“A lot of decisions would have to be taken before something like that is done to the series, but it is something that…” he trailed off. “There is a possibility.”
“Once we see Revelations released on consoles, we’ll be looking very carefully at how the title is received and what feedback we get. I think we’ll get a lot of input from the fanbase and the media on what it means for Resident Evil, and what it could mean for the future of the series. We’ll definitely be looking at that as a signpost for where we need to be going next.
“Moving forward I can see us focusing even more on the horror aspect and fear in the series, and see us making something scarier than we have already.”