Resident Evil 7: you have escaped the worst

Resident Evil 7: you have escaped the worst

From a highly appreciated game, Resident Evil 7 could have been completely hated by the players. Capcom wanted to introduce elements that were anything but popular.

Unlike Resident Evil Village, Resident Evil 7 is more unanimous, even more in VR. But he could have drawn the wrath of the fans if Capcom had ended up imposing his vision.

Resident Evil 7 could have taken your money

In a video chat with franchise creator Shinji Mikami, executive producer Jun Takeuchi reveals that Capcom had very sad plans for Resident Evil 7. The Japanese publisher absolutely wanted it to be a game service with multiplayer and microtransactions.

When we started working on RE7, we went back to this “what is horror?” discussion. “. I talked about it a lot with Koshi Nakanishi, the director of the game, asking him “what are we going to do”. We talked about this before we even started development. At that time, there was strong pressure from Capcom, commercial pressure, which stipulated “We have to make the games that the players demand.” So we were told “do this, do that”, it was very hard for directors at that time. “Incorporate online multiplayer, DLCs. Play service games! With microtransactions! Make a Resident Evil game that ticks all those boxes”.

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Service games, microtransactions… everything that many players refuse altogether. Especially since we are talking about a solo survival horror saga.

Jun Takeuchi saved RE7

We also learn that it is thanks to Jun Takeuchi that all these ideas did not see the light of day. At least the game service and the microtransactions, because Resident Evil 7 had additional content. “It was January 4, the first working day of the new year. The president called me into his office. RE7 is in very poor condition. Takeuchi-kun, come help us do it! That’s how I ended up working on the game.” he explains. Thank you Mr. Jun Takeuchi!

Resident Evil 7 has received a free graphics update on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S as well as on PC. But on this platform, the problems may not be over.

Finally, Capcom will still have its multiplayer game with Resident Evil RE: Verse, finally if it comes out one day.

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