Dr. Serkan Toto, CEO of Kantan Games in Tokyo, claims that Capcom is taking Resident Evil 7 back to the franchise’s horror roots, and will reveal the game at E3 2016.
With Capcom promising three major titles within the next year, fans have been speculating as to what those mystery games could be. One that many have guessed is Resident Evil 7, which has been rumored to be in development for years, and if a couple of tweets by Dr. Serkan Toto are to be believed, that game will finally be revealed next month at E3 2016.
Toto, who is the CEO of Kantan Games (a game industry consulting firm located in Tokyo) made these claims earlier today on Twitter. He began by confirming that Resident Evil 7 is in fact in development, and that the game will go back to the franchise’s “horror roots.” Toto also described Resident Evil 7 as a “clean slate,” though stopped short of saying if that meant the game was going to be a full-on reboot of the franchise.
According to Toto, we will find out next month if Resident Evil 7 is a reboot or not, as the game is slated to be revealed by Capcom at E3 next month. Capcom itself is not having a press conference, so expect Resident Evil 7 to pop up during Sony or Microsoft’s press conference – assuming Toto is not just making this up.
Finally, Toto also revealed someone that Capcom hired to work on the game. Apparently, Jordan Amaro, who worked with Hideo Kojima on Metal Gear Solid 5 and the Silent Hills playable teaser P.T., has joined Capcom to aid in the development of Resident Evil 7. If Toto’s previous claim that the game is returning to the franchise’s horror roots is accurate, then it should be reassuring to fans that someone that worked on the well-received P.T. has joined the RE7 team.
Now, we can’t confirm any of the information Dr. Serkan Toto has shared, but we will know if he is telling the truth or just blowing smoke soon enough. With E3 2016 set to take place in less than a month’s time, we will learn then if Toto’s claims about Resident Evil 7 hold any merit.
It’s safe to say that fans will probably want to believe these rumors for now, as Toto’s claims make Resident Evil 7 sound very promising. The sales success of Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster and the Resident Evil HD Remaster proves that fans are wanting a classic survival-horror experience when it comes to Resident Evil, and hopefully Capcom realizes that with its work on Resident Evil 7.
Resident Evil 7 is rumored to be in development for unspecified consoles.
Source: Dr. Serkan Toto