Capcom has listened to the icy reception Resident Evil 6 received last year and plans to make Resident Evil 7 better.
In an interview with MCV, former Capcom marketing head Michael Pattison said the following:
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.
He went on to say that Resident Evil 6 packed too much content and it felt too “bloated”. He then noted games like The Last of Us and Tomb Raider as games that could inspire Resident Evil 7’s direction.
The main reason Capcom wants to do this is because Resident Evil 6 sold below company expectations. The game sold an impressive 5 million copies lat year, although this short of the 7 million copies Capcom expected the game to sell.
Will you be happy when if Capcom makes Resident Evil 7 more like the original games?