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.
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