Masachika Kawata recently discussed the possibility of an open-world setting for the “Resident Evil” series. According to a report by Video Gamer on Jan. 31, the producer for “Resident Evil 6” and “Resident Evil: Revelations” mentioned that he wants to keep the same formula that made the series successful if they decided to develop an open-world game. However, they would also like it to be accessible for new players. You can check out some screens from both aforementioned games in the slideshow at the top of this article and the comments from Masachika Kawata below (courtesy of Video Gamer):
If we did [go with an open-world], we would want to preserve what Resident Evil is and what makes it appealing to fans, while also making it accessible to new players. It would almost entail having a slight reboot to get the series into a place where it would work with open-world gameplay. That’s just a personal opinion. A lot of decisions would have to be taken before something like that is done to the series, but it is something that… There is a possibility.
“Resident Evil 6” was released for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles in North America on Oct. 2, 2012. The PC version of the latest mainline video game in the “Resident Evil” series is slated to come out on March 22, 2013. “Resident Evil: Revelations” first came out for the Nintendo 3DS on Feb. 7, 2012. The remastered port will be released for the Nintendo Wii U, PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on May 21 of this year. You can order both titles in the following link: “Resident Evil 6” and “Resident Evil: Revelations”