Resident Evil series might be getting the reboot treatment in the future
During an interview with Eurogamer, the producer for Resident Evil: Revelations stated it is possible the series might need a reboot done in the future.
According to Masachika Kawata, a possible reboot would only be done in the context of the direction Capcom wants the future direction of the series to follow, which isn't a return to its horror roots.
Instead the possible direction would be more towards an open-world type game mixed with enough stuff from the series in order to make it feel like an actual Resident Evil game. The reboot would end up determining what parts of the official storyline and elements of the series are kept, reworked, or discarded.
The announcement was also as a direct response to Resident Evil 6's poor reception and sales from both critics and the public.
» Source: http://www.egmnow.com/articles/news/resident-evil-reboot-a-possibility/
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Another reboot after Devil May Cry? While I personally wouldn't mind, I'm not sure if massive fanboys would...
I was dissapointed to read this was about the games. Not that i would mind that, but let's be honest here.
If there is anything Resident Evil related that needs a reboot....it's the movies. Bitch about the games all you want, it's the movies that makes me cry in my heart and makes me kill puppies everytime a new one is announced and shits over the games again.
At least now, we'll say it was a Michael Bay movie with zombies from the beginning.
Capcom has not had a good track record lately and I don't think a reboot will help. Part of me is like, this might be interesting, but then I remember how bad they've screwed up in the past. They keep saying they want to appeal to a wider audience, but they constantly appeal to almost no one. Sometimes I wander if the "good" reviews I saw of RE6 were mostly born out of pity.
...Even Resident Evil 5?
Oh dear god! No!!!
Just because they don't make a good game, you boycott them? Get over yourself.
the series was good and epic enough to where it doesn't need a reboot. It's famous and everyone has fond memories of it from the past for a reason.
just make a new series
Perhaps read the comment right below mine.
Out of ideas? Just start over again!
Seems like that's what everbody's doing nowadays.
They didn't "allow" Shinji Mikami to leave. He quit. His choice. They don't own him :p
The ONLY people complaining about RE6 are the people who didn't even play it.
Uh, who have you been talking to? I haven't found a single review on youtube trashing the game. People who actually play the game seem to enjoy it and only a couple butt hurt professional reviewers seemed to dislike it.
I'm at a loss for words here. Part of me wants a re-boot just to see Racoon City again, but the other part of me says "don't trust Capcom". A reboot could tarnish the original trilogy. Now I do think a re-boot is becoming imminent, I want survival horror, not open world action game with zombies thrown in. Another problem is that Resident Evil 2 will probably NEVER get remade if they re-boot the franchise.
So if RE 6 was released recently, how is this a reboot? A re-imagining maybe, but I wouldn't call it a reboot.
Didn't they say RE6 was going back to the franchise's roots? Too late now guys. What are you going to do, remake the original TWICE? You failed, get over it
Reboot?! REBOOT!! That's a cop out if I ever heard one. In their defense it the only right thing to do since the allowed Shinji Mikami to leave the series after the RE4 port to ps2 incident. Seriously though. I will give it a try but it it fails I'm leaving capcom for good too.
I didn't play Six, and from what I've been told, it's worse than the holocaust, but I refuse to listen to stupid people. Most of the complaints I read are about how they have coop and that it ruins the suspense, well, to that I say: you don't have to play with another person. Having a partner controlled by the computer has been around for ages, I must of gotten used to it - plus games don't scare me and I find no suspense in them unless I'm immersed, but a majority of Survival Horror games do a terrible job at that. That being said, I would be completely fine with them scraping any and all coop game play with the reboot.
Anything is better than 6.
I have a bad feeling about this.