Resident Evil 7 Allegedly Being Revealed at E3 2016 With a Return To Its Horror Roots

Capcom is about to release a third person competitive shooter spin-off based in the Resident Evil universe, Umbrella Corps. The game is set to be available on June 21 for PC and PlayStation 4, but many franchise fans have already voiced their displeasure about Capcom's resources being directed to this project.

They could be a little relieved to hear that Resident Evil 7 might be revealed during E3 2016, at long last, with a proper return to its horror roots. That's according to Serkan Toto, the CEO of a Tokyo-based games industry consultancy firm, Kantan Games.

He also said that according to the information in his possession, Capcom hired Jordan Amaro to work on Resident Evil 7. Amaro previously worked at Kojima Productions on games like Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and the cancelled P.T.

Capcom have already hinted at something big coming, actually. Last week, they mentioned that a full scale offensive would happen in the second half of the year; this fits completely with the latest financial report, where the company announced to anticipate higher sales and profits due to the global release of "major new titles".

In particular, one of those is expected to sell 4 million units and this could be Resident Evil 7, while another is forecasted at 2 million units sold. It's hard to say which game the latter could be - perhaps a new Devil May Cry or Dead Rising entry, unless it's an older or brand new IP.

Resident Evil 6, the last mainline franchise entry, originally released in October 2012 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. If Resident Evil 7 released in October 2016, it would be four years later instead of the three and a half passed between Resident Evil 5 and 6 - hopefully that will translate into a more polished product.

Capcom is also working on a full remake of Resident Evil 2, by the way; expect to hear more on both projects at E3 2016.

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