Jun Takeuchi, executive producer of Resident Evil 7, stated that he wanted the seventh main series game to be ”the start of a new kind of survival horror, and of a new series.” He went on to say that ‘We’re already thinking about various plans for the next game, but we also want to see how we can continue to evolve survival horror itself.” As Resident Evil 7 is of course the standard moving forward for survival horror and Resident Evil games, it’ll be interesting to see what they add. What he said completely is listed below.
”As I worked on Resident Evil 7 I wanted it to be seen as a modern masterpiece in survival horror. We want this title to be the start of a new kind of survival horror, and of a new series. We’re already thinking about various plans for the next game, but we also want to see how we can continue to evolve survival horror itself. In the next few years technology will continue to advance and what players want may also change but we will always want to create horror experiences where the characters overcome a difficult situation.
That to me is what survival horror is all about, and the next resident evil game, and the one after that, every future Resident Evil, will feature characters getting through crises like this. And so the current masterpiece is jut the beginning, whilst still retaining that core survival horror concept of people overcoming the odds. Resident Evil will always retain that essence.”