Resident Evil producer Masachika Kawata has suggested that there'll be news on Resident Evil 7 in the near future. It's great news for anyone who likes shooting reanimated cadavers in the knees, necking herbs and collecting typewriter spools.
Speaking with Japanese mag Dengeki PlayStation in celebration of its 600th issue, (via Siliconera), Kawata responded with the following when asked directly about a Resident Evil 7 announcement: "We’re currently not at a state to talk about it… but please stay tuned."
Kawata also considered the notion that Resi might be losing its horror touch: "Since there’s been more spinoff titles, I can see how it can be perceived in such a way. And of course I believe that we should produce titles that bring out the horror. I’m thinking about it and also preparing for it."
He's preparing for it!
The veteran Capcom producer's been around since Mega Man 8: Anniversary Edition in 1996, creating backgrounds for Resident Evl 3: Nemesis in '99 and subsequently working on Resident Evil 4, 5, and Revelations.
Sadly, though, it doesn't sound like there'll be remastered versions of Resident Evil 2 and 3 to follow this year's excellent Resi 1 remake in the foreseeable future, though he's not ruling them out. "The hurdle is high, but we’d like to respond to as much demand as possible." Shout loud enough, and it might happen.