A post on Eurogamer yesterday reported that Capcom may consider a reboot of the Resident Evil franchise. The news comes by way of Masachika Kuwata, the producer of Resident Evil Revelations, who explained that if the series were to go with an open-world approach to gameplay, a “slight reboot” of the franchise might be in order:
“If we did [go with an open-world], we would want to preserve what Resident Evil is and what makes it appealing to fans, while also making it accessible to new players. It would almost entail having a slight reboot to get the series into a place where it would work with open-world gameplay. That’s just a personal opinion.
A lot of decisions would have to be taken before something like that is done to the series, but […] there is a possibility.”
HOWEVER: don’t take this as anyone saying, “the next RE game will be an open-world reboot,” because Kuwata went ahead and said that ain’t the case later on in the post:
“If anyone is waiting for an open-world Resident Evil, I think it will certainly be quite a while. So in the meantime, I recommend giving Revelations [which is being ported to home consoles in May] a try.”
Thoughts? Would you want an open-world version of Resident Evil? For that matter, what about a reboot? Lay it on us.