Resident Evil producer Masachika Kawata has been talking about possible changes in direction for the series, which may swing between survival horror and more action-oriented gaming. Oh, and the next one might be a bit closer to home for UK gamers.
With the Resident Evil 5 demo teasing gamers with running assailants, plentiful ammo and – frankly – appalling controls, Masachika Kawata has been in the UK to talk up the new instalment and let us know what we can expect in future Resi games.
Speaking to the Guardian, Kawata said that Resident Evil 5 was all about updating the Resident Evil 4-style graphics to current-gen systems and trying out co-op play for the first time. The real innovation will come with the next game in the series and could come down to a fundamental change in direction.
A “big decision” needs to be made – either continuing with horror, or moving “onwards” towards action-adventure.
When asked where the next game might be set, following the latest instalment’s African excursion, Kawata had some possible good news for British gamers. “Why not London?”
via The Guardian