Capcom has finally come out and just told us we all seemed to know: from here on out, the Resident Evil series will not be of the survival horror genre. They have declared the survival horror market “too small” for future RE games to be made in it. Apparently not enough people like survival horror games for Capcom… Weird. Anyway, they basically said that the series will continue on in the RE4 and RE5 direction. So action-based. A quote from Masachika Kawata, the producer of Resident Evil Revelations, stated that “Compared to the number of units Call of Duty and all those action games sell, a ‘survival horror’ Resident Evil doesn’t seem like it’d be able to sell those kind of numbers.”
I’m not sure whether I like this action idea or not. I mean I personally thought that RE5 was the weakest game in the Resident Evil series. I’m hoping RE6 will still be something I like, as I am still looking forward to that one… I want to say I’m sure they know what they are doing, but I’m not so sure that this point. We will just have to see what the future of Resident Evil holds for us, the fans.