After all the hullabaloo over Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D not allowing players to delete saved games, and in anticipation of a lot of Resident Evil coming on to the market in the upcoming year, Capcom posted on its (fairly active) RE Facebook page that it's looking for gamer feedback about the future of the series. According to the post:
Let's chat about upcoming Resident Evil games. We've introduced two new game concepts in Mercenaries and Operation Raccoon City, bringing back classics in RE4 and RE:CV, and going back to survival horror in Revelations. As a fan of Resident Evil, what do you think we're doing right and what should we be working on?
Indeed, the Resident Evil franchise seems to be spreading out in to multiple genres, with the arcade-style Mercenaries, co-op multiplayer Operation Raccoon City, the much-talked-about transition from survival horror with RE4 (I don't know how I feel about Capcom calling it a "classic" though...it's not even ten years old) and RE5, and, as the post mentions, a return to the series' roots with Revelations. As of this posting Capcom has already received over 900 comments, so if you want to get your say in don't wait too long. If you ask me, diversifying is better than ossifying, and Capcom has done a pretty commendable job of keeping a core "feel" to the RE series. The REmake and RE5 may seem like very different games, but there's no denying that they have the same DNA.
What do you think?