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Rumour: Resident Evil 7 Will Spook PS4 into Submission at E3

Posted by Sammy Barker

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Fans of survival horror are enjoying something of a resurgence in the genre right now, as the likes of Outlast, Daylight, and The Evil Within leave us chilled to the bone. However, reports coming out of Japan suggest that Capcom’s poised to join the party, and that it will announce Resident Evil 7 for the PlayStation 4 at E3 later this year.

The speculation stems from a report in economic publication Sankei Shimbun, which hints that the firm is preparing to unveil an “important game” that’s believed to be the next entry in the scary series. While the sequel isn’t mentioned outright, there’s no doubt that the fear-inducing franchise is the Mega Man creator’s biggest by far. The article adds that should it exist, it would likely match its predecessor's sales, and exceed numbers in the region of 5.6 million units.

While the PS4 version is the only one referenced, it’s worth mentioning that the game is unlikely to be an exclusive – especially if the publisher's banking on big sales. However, it’s perfectly possible that the sequel could show up during Sony’s press conference, even if recent entries have been aligned with Microsoft’s platform in the past.

[via sankei.jp.msn.com, neogaf.com]

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User Comments (27)

gr8apeb8

#1

gr8apeb8 said:

I would like to see this series either take a new direction. Or take a step back to its roots.
RE5 was pretty good and I enjoyed it thoroughly. RE6 on the other hand was so bland to me that I traded it in after two days of owning it.
I would love to get back into the RE universe, but capcom will have to do much better than the last few offerings to gain the consumers trust again. I'm excited to see it.

Dohv

#3

Dohv said:

@italodance That would be awesome if Sony could get this on Vita. They need to show the Vita a lot of love at E3 too.

OT: I hope it goes back to its roots of either RE1 style or RE4. Me personally I'm not really interested in another RE, unless their was a Vita version. I would rather play it on Vita then PS4, because PS4 will have "The Evil Within".

Gamer83

#4

Gamer83 said:

I hope it's true. Even if I did like RE 6 less and less the more I played it.

Matt_Berial

#5

Matt_Berial said:

I lost interest in RE 5 and 6. If 7 is more close to it's roots then i'll consider it. But for some reason i have a feeling it will be the same, prove me wrong Capcom! I miss the classics.

Gamer83

#6

Gamer83 said:

@Clamedeus

Capcom itself was saying 6 would be a return to the classics, and we saw how that turned out. I'm definitely not going to get my hopes too high but at this point, anything that has potential to be announced for PS4, Xbox One and PC while skipping the 360 and PS3 is a good thing. Maybe if Capcom puts its RE: Revelations team on the game it'll get 7 right.

Gamer83

#8

Gamer83 said:

@Clamedeus

If a company can get Tomb Raider back on track after all the disasters it had between the time 2 and Legend released then there's no doubt Capcom can get RE going back in the right direction. I think it just needs to focus more. RE 6 tried to be too many things to too many different audiences. I actually enjoyed Leon's campaign and Ada's had its moments unfortunately Jake's and Chris' campaigns were weak, especially the latter, which was just horrendous, it was a Gears ripoff that functioned terribly from a gameplay perspective. I can deal with nonsensical narratives if a game plays well but unfortunately Chris' campaign missed that mark.

To me, the key is deciding what RE is going to be and then sticking to it. As a long-time fan, I'd love to see it return to its horror roots but if Capcom wants it to be a third-person action/shooter, that's fine with me, as long as it delivers a good one. I didn't love the direction it went with RE 5 but the game was still well made. Deliver a good RE story with great gameplay mechanics is all I ask. Unfortunately it just seems Capcom is a mess in general these days.

JaxonH

#9

JaxonH said:

I will say this. Resident Evil Revelations was the best RE game I've played in recent memory. I'm hoping the keep it along those lines.

Gamer83

#10

Gamer83 said:

I like Revelations a lot, it was designed perfectly to be played on the go. I felt it lost a little in translation to the home consoles though. But as far as the setting, the atmosphere, even the cheesy dialogue. The game reminded me a lot of old school RE. It was paced pretty well too.

eaglebob345

#11

eaglebob345 said:

@Gamer83 @JaxonH I hope they keep it like Revelations was while on the ship, the scarce ammunition, scary atmosphere, etc. I hope they can get it right this time around.

Dr_Salvador

#12

Dr_Salvador said:

@gr8apeb8 - My words perfectly! Except, I couldn't stand RE 6 for more than 2 hours before I had "No Hope Left", and I'm a really big RE fan!
@Gamer83 - Agreed!
Yeah, I also liked Revelation a lot. It reminded me of the good old days for the franchise, mixed with some action and on-rails parts.

banacheck

#13

banacheck said:

Oh God no, after RE 6 thay should bin the game and start again, I'll be sticking with the like of The Evil Within.

Gamer83

#14

Gamer83 said:

@banacheck

There have been rumors in the past of a reboot for the entire RE franchise. I'd be all for that if Capcom put the right dev team together. Just call the next game 'Resident Evil' go back to survival/horror and pretend RE 1-6 don't exist. Worked for Tomb Raider.

MEGAMAN_D

#15

MEGAMAN_D said:

RE5 and RE6 were pure garbage, RE revelations was a HUGE improvement and a step in the right direction so let's hope they keep going in that direction.

And capcom, can you please leave out this online rubbish you seem to wanna force down our throats.

CrissCross87

#18

CrissCross87 said:

I loved Revelations on 3DS. a beefier sequel like that on Vita would be a day one buy for me.

LDXD

#19

LDXD said:

@Clamedeus agreed and also do away with the stupid QTE's it was dumb last gen
I don't see how a developer with any sense could possibly think that QTE's add anything to the game its atrocious seriously!

LDXD

#20

LDXD said:

Looking forward more to the evil within and hope they don't have any QTE's if I find out about a game this gen that has them I will refuse to buy it
But yeah this series needs to get back to basics and quit trying to be a sub par action game

Savino

#22

Savino said:

I guess I played the firsts two chapters of five and the demo from six.

On the other hand I really liked revelations.

But not holding my breath for this one...

heyzeus002

#24

heyzeus002 said:

Like many here I hope revelations is the template for 7 . something tells me though it wont be as it had disappointing sales.7 is probably going to go even more cod/gears style I reckon. I hope im wrong but not holding my breath. ..

Donald_M

#25

Donald_M said:

I remember when it was first announced, it was said RE6 would be a reboot of the series. I don't know what happened to that but I hope they revisit the idea, because I don't think all of the reboots we've gotten in recent years have been necessary, but if any series needs one, it's Resident Evil.

kupo

#26

kupo said:

Lucky me, I love all of the main-series Resident Evil games to date. Can't wait for this announcement! I just hope Jill is in this one, and that they change her face back to look more like it did from 2002 to 2009.

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