Some new information regarding Resident Evil 7 has surfaced online that hints at a potential reveal at this year’s E3 in addition to a return to the survival horror roots of the series.
It has been more than 3 years since the last mainline Resident Evil game was released so it is not surprising to see the next entry in the series getting announced at E3. This is according to Dr. Serkan Toto, CEO of Tokyo-based games industry consultancy Kantan Games. He has his connections inside the game industry and holds a pretty good track record with game industry rumors.
According to Serkan Toto, Resident Evil 7 will be revealed at E3 2016 and it will be essentially a clean slate for the series, which could point towards a potential reboot of the series. He also hinted that it will go back to its survival horror roots. Capcom hired Jordan Amaro, who previously worked on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and P.T Demo, to work on Resident Evil 7.
Capcom is currently planning to release a major title by the end their fiscal year, which is in March 2017. They expect this new game to sell 4 million units. Since Resident Evil is a multi-million selling series with the last mainline entry selling more than 5 million copies worldwide, there is no doubt that they are talking about a new Resident Evil here.
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