Today, through the blog of Capcom, the company published an interview with producer Masachika Kawata and director Koshi Nakanishi, responsible for Resident Evil 7 . In conversation, they talked about the first – person perspective game, the name change and They made clear that the new release is not a reboot.
“Not a reboot and we are not leaving out the canonical history of the series,” Nakanishi said. “It’s the new title numbered in the series and is a sequel of existing titles of the main line”.
“After saying this, he will test the demo and probably say ‘really?’, Because it is unlike anything seen before, but you must believe me,” he continued. “We need to have a little mystery in the survival horror, so we try to make you wonder ‘how is it possible that everything is connected?’. It is part of the appeal”.
Moreover, one of the changes in the series that attracted the most attention is that Resident Evil 7 will have a first -person perspective. In this situation, Kawata said that this decision was made for players to experience the horror of more direct and visceral way possible.
Nakanishi, meanwhile, said they were interested in making Resident Evil 7 a game in first person, but first made several working prototypes. “As soon as we had it up and running, we were sure that this was the path we should follow, ” he said. “We were very pleased with the way that it feels like Resident Evil in person”.
The name of the new game, Kawata explained that they intended to combine the title of the West and Japan, to give the players understand that the game is in one place now.
“Obviously we can say that we wanted to combine the two titles we’ve had. As fans know, the game has been called Biohazard from at home in Japan, and has been called Resident Evil in the West. We really wanted to have this powerful feeling that the series it is in one place at this time, and it will take that direction to the future. to do this, create a name with the 2 titles, with Resident Evil 7 biohazard. in contrast, in Japan is bIOHAZARD 7 resident evil “.