Capcom let slip some important details that allow us to give you an approx. release date for the next game, Resident Evil 7
Capcom currently expects to sell 7 million copies of Resident Evil 6 and is now planning the next title. To compete with other game releases, they want to shorten the release cycle to 2.5 years.
Does Resident Evil 7 Go Back To The Roots?
Fans of the original games will have noticed the shift from horror to action – but according to Capcom they want to appeal to as many gamers as possible and do not intend to change that.
However, they should most definitely take a look at the current ratings on metacritic.com . There are over 2000 negative reviews and this possibly means Capcom will have to re-invent Resident Evil once again or Resident Evil 7 will not break even, especially if they now have a lot more expenses due to more people working on the game. My suggestion would be to get rid off the quicktime events and add a lot more elements from the first 3 games, especially Resident Evil 3: Nemesis – that’s what a lot of fans of the series want.
Possible Release Date: October 05, 2014 / March 05, 2015
With the information above, it is possible that the following dates are possible release dates:
- October 5, 2014 (Earliest)
- March 05, 2015
- October 5, 2015 (Latest)
This obviously depends on how well the development progresses and what other games will be released in 2014. If there is going to a lot of competition, Resident Evil 7 might be moved to October 05, 2015