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E3 2016: Resident Evil 7 Takes Place After the Events of RE6 and ‘is not a Reboot’

| June 14, 2016

E3 2016: Resident Evil 7 Takes Place After the Events of RE6 and 'is not a Reboot' News  Resident Evil 7 Resident Evil

Today at E3 2016 I got to go hands-on with Resident Evil 7 in VR. While players on PS4 have been able to access this same demo at home, the VR really adds a layer of immersion to the game. I’ll have my full impressions posted later on, but for now there was some info shared by Capcom that warranted sharing.

For me, seeing Resident Evil 7 was a huge surprise, with the game looking very different than any other game in the series. Many probably assumed that it was a reboot, but Capcom was clear that Resident Evil 7 “is not a reboot.” They also placed it as a true sequel, saying that it “takes place after the events of RE6.

Capcom has also confirmed that this section is merely an indicator of the style and themes of the actual game. Players will find a similar gameplay experience when RE7 hits, but this actual portion of the experience is just for the demo. You will also be playing as a different, and brand new protagonist.

Resident Evil 7 looks like a totally fresh take on the survival horror genre, pushing the well-worn series into new terrain in a big way. This is true with or without VR. Keep an eye out for more RE7 news from E3 2016 as the week unfolds.

Resident Evil 7 hits PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 24th, 2017.

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  • Stephan Watkins

    Capcom please PLEASE bring back fixed tank camera and the survival-horror and some re1-cv puzzles and some jump scares, limited ammo, limited inventory, NO checkpoints,. Typewriter for saving and save rooms and some opening door cutscenes. I don’t mind re7 having a LITTLE re4-6 action but keep re7 TRUE to its Re roots

    • Stephan Watkins

      Also bring back BIG exploration from re1-4

    • mason574

      couldn’t have said it better we want the old school resident evil back, it was true survival horror, not this new action packed shit that isn’t scary at all

    • CharlieTooHuman (Capt Obvious)

      So, bring back everything we’ve already experienced. Fuck anything new or innovative.

    • Tyler Russell

      well as much as i want too see the original series having original stuff i think this way is good as well. if you have played RE7 you can see you dont need the original ways of RE as long as you still have something too be afraid of in RE you can still have fun. also we still have unanswered questions in that game like (without spoiling too much) who was he really?where did lucas go after the baker house?what can we expect too happen too clancy now?

  • ?

    game franchises have to change, evolve and take risks otherwise they become stale.

    I have to give capcom credit for trying new things, without taking risks you wouldn’t have got the masterpiece that resident evil 4 is.

    I know 5 and 6 get the most hate but 5 really shines with another player, can tell the Co op was tacked on last minute and it explains the awful ai. With a friend it’s a fun game and the mercenaries game mode is amazing, love the maps, different characters, load outs and it is nice to learn new tactics and how to maximise your score by combo killing and adding time for melee finishers. People still play mercenaries on ps3.

    6 is not a bad game by any stretch, it is way more action oriented and different from its roots and a lot of fans dislike that but 6 is fun, 4 campaigns with interlacing story arcs that have multiple levels that pay homage to previous resi games, fluid and fast combat, assortment of online modes and the best version of the mercenaries mini game to date. you can’t say that 6 doesn’t offer value.

    I get that it’s so different from resident evil 1, 2 and 3 but you can’t say 5 and 6 are bad games, they are just different from the originals and it’s understandable why 5 and 6 get all the hate.

    nice to see capcom change their direction, can see it with this new take on Resident Evil. Don’t know why they had to use the Resi license but will be interested to see the finished game.

    • James Robinson

      4 is not a masterpiece it was the death of this franchise and took the “scary” out of the game, fuck your opinion.

    • James Robinson

      5 was hot garbage and 6 is a literal joke of a game, you are literally the dumbest fuck I’ve seen on the internet in days

  • Eric Dombrowsky

    i may not play re 7 because none of the past characters are in it and i like the 2 campaign like in re 4 and 6 and it makes no sense as a sequel it has nothing to do with the time line they could of at least used someone from outbreak

    • CharlieTooHuman (Capt Obvious)

      Who said it has nothing to do with the main timeline? Have you played the game yet?

      • Eric Dombrowsky

        I played the demo but since they never used a single character from any past game and the fact it takes place in racoon city when they nuked it in re 2 so I don’t consider the game a true sequel

        • CharlieTooHuman (Capt Obvious)

          That’s stupid… why would it take place in a nuked raccoon city? Why can’t the developers create a new perspective within the Resident Evil universe without making it a spinoff? Don’t you want to fall in love with new characters and explore NEW locations? The story within and around Raccoon City had gone on for 3 consecutive games, what else do you want from that story arc? How do you know this game won’t offer something that connects to the Spencer Mansion and the Raccoon City incident? Save your judgements for when the game is officially released.

          • Eric Dombrowsky

            So far I haven’t even heard of a female characters to play as and if it doesn’t use every past game into making a new timeline sequel it’ll end up like hitman and change their story line to their new ideas

          • CharlieTooHuman (Capt Obvious)

            Dude, there is a whole demo where you play as Mia, Ethan’s wife called The Lantern. And you will play as multiple characters through VHS tapes that you find around the house, these tapes will help piece together everything that is happening and help you solve puzzles. The tapes are like notes and letters, but more interactive.

            Also, They don’t need to reference EVERY single thing that has happened in order for it to be a sequel, that would be such a shitty George Lucas move. They just need to connect it to something important that has happened in any of the previous games and BAM there’s your sequel.

          • Eric Dombrowsky

            If they blew up racoon city in a past game they can’t have a city that’s not blown up in a sequel

          • James Robinson

            how about you shut the fuck up and play the game like we all know you will you cuck

          • Eric Dombrowsky

            I still refuse to play re 7