Resident Evil 7 isn’t designed for only VR.
It’s a first person survival horror game. It started development in 2014, and while they were in development… they made the decision to also develop it for VR.
The game was then adapted to VR afterwards.
This new take for Resident Evil is great, and is a much needed change. Specially after the pile that was RE6. That game is absolutely horrid.
They took fan reaction to it very seriously, and went into RE7 with the intentions of taking it back to a strong horror theme and setting.
Going first person was one of the first things they decided on in early pre-production in 2013. The game also differs from other first person horror games, in that it does feature combat. You are able to defend yourself and fight back.
Also, the game is set in the same universe as the previous games. It’s just telling a smaller, different story. It also won’t feature any of the main characters from previous games. It will have it’s own cast of new characters.
And the playable demo is not part of the full game. It was made specifically to show the atmosphere they are aiming for.
I’m a massive RE fan, and I’ve been horribly disappointed in the series for a long time. RE7’s announcement was the high point of this E3 for me.
I can’t wait to get my hands on this game. It’s easily becoming one of my most anticipated games.
Other then RE7… this E3 was pretty lackluster IMO.
Bethesda’s conference was rather bland. I’d love a new Quake… but, not a MP only focused one like this. And, remember how “happy” people were about DOOM’s MP as it was outsourced to Certain Affinity, because of their history working on HALO and CoD games?
This new Quake is being worked on by Saber Interactive. Who’s most recent work has been… the HALO series.
DisHonored II looks badass though. Loved the first one, so, naturally I can’t wait for this new one.
Also, PREY, while different… I’m still very interested. I love Arkane and their work. So, I’m definitely down for this. And since Bethesda didn’t release the PREY 2 Human Head were working on, I’d rather they start over completely instead of trying to rip some poor life out of that project.
Mafia III still looks awesome. It’s gameplay was great. Same with Deus Ex and Shadow Warrior 2.
Gears 4 looks good, and so awesome for it’s Win10 announcement.
But, I was thrilled to get a release date for the new South Park game. Can’t wait for that. We Happy Few looks wonderfully twisted.
Titanfall 2… I need to see more of. I’m glad they are doing a campaign this time, but since I’m a single player only gamer, I need a lot more info and footage of that.
Same with BF1. I like the switch to a faux-historical themed game. But, DICE are normally crap with campaigns. So… I have pretty low expectations for it.
The new CoD surprisingly looked really good. But, it’s hard to get excited for a new Call of Duty. Specially after Infinity Ward’s last entry, Ghosts.
Croteam’s announcement was a major disappointment.
I was hoping for Serious Sam 4 news, and instead they announced a Serious Sam VR project. I’m glad they clarified on Twitter instantly after that Sam4 is still being worked on heavily. But, still… that’s all I care about from them.
I think that’s my feelings.
RE7 was my top take away. Can’t wait. A few others I was already into (Mafia III and such) were great to see. And a couple release date announcements I really liked.
Overall… a pretty weak E3. But, not surprising since some publishers didn’t even attend, and others like EA and Nintendo had a very small presence.