The producer of the newly-announced Resident Evil spin-off, Project Resistance, has responded to fan criticism of the series’ new direction.
Although acknowledging it is “totally valid that people want more of the quality core [Resident Evil] experience”, producer Matt Walker insisted the franchise should “continue to branch out and try to offer up new gameplay in addition to refining the experiences people expect”.
“Been seeing a lot of people who are not pleased with the idea that we’re making Project Resistance,” Walker said on Twitter (thanks, VGC). “It’s totally valid that people want more of that quality core experience offered in RE2 and RE7. My take – we as a company need to continue to branch out and try to offer up new gameplay in addition to refining the experiences people expect from us. If we just continue to offer up the same thing over and over again, people will gradually lose interest with what we’re making.