In an Eurogamer interview, Masachika Kawata who produced Resident Evil: Revelations, was discussing possible components of an all-new reboot to the series. Kawata had said the following:
“If we did [go with an open-world], we would want to preserve what Resident Evil is and what makes it appealing to fans, while also making it accessible to new players. It would almost entail having a slight reboot to get the series into a place where it would work with open-world gameplay. That's just a personal opinion,” Kawata says . "A lot of decisions would have to be taken before something like that is done to the series, but it is something that…there is a possibility."
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