By Sato . April 21, 2014 . 3:40am
Despite the sales of Resident Evil 6, the Resident Evil series remains one of Capcom’s strongest brands. A sequel is inevitable, but the question is when will Capcom announce a new game. Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun suggests this may be sooner rather than later with speculation of a Resident Evil 7 reveal at this year’s E3.
According to the report, Capcom have been working on smartphone titles from two branches, located in Osaka and Tokyo, and starting this month, the branches will be uniting as one with their online game development team, to have a synergy effect that will provide mobile games with more knowhow of common online PC game elements, such as transaction methods, and more.
On the console side of things, Capcom Japan have yet to release any titles for the current generation, but according to Sankei Shimbun, this will be changing soon, as Capcom plans to announce a major PlayStation 4 title at E3, likely the highly anticipated Resident Evil 7.
While the report only talks about a PlayStation 4 title, Japanese media often mention the Sony console when talking about the current generation, so keep in mind that they’re not implying that Resident Evil 7 will be an exclusive title. Most Xbox One games, even those that have been confirmed for Japan, do not have a release date.
A video games analyst also adds, “It’s a certainty that a hit smartphone title is required, but they also require a major title so they don’t fall behind makers from America and Europe, who can develop games in high speed.”
Capcom have yet to make any official announcements on the recent subject of Resident Evil 7 and this report is based on speculation and rumors from Sankei Shimbun, but with E3 around the corner, you can expect to hear something soon.