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Rumor: Resident Evil 7 for PS4 to Be Announced at E3; Probably Not Exclusive

by on April 19, 2014 3:37 AM 116

There have been rumors floating around about the upcoming announcement of Resident Evil 7 at E3, and some voices even alleged that it would be a Xbox One exclusive. The latter won’t be the case according to an article on the website of the prominent Japanese Economic newspaper Sankei Shimbun.

The article mentions that for what PS4 games are concerned, Capcom plans to reveal an important game at E3, and that is expected to be Resident Evil 7. It also specifies that the sales expectations for the game are to sell over 5.6 million copies like its predecessor.

While only a PS4 version is named, the wording of the article does not suggest exclusivity. Considering that it’s a Japanese source, it’s most probable that the game will be multiplatform. It’s normal for Japanese articles to mention only PlayStation versions of titles they mention, especially on mainstream media.

Of course this should be considered a rumor until Capcom makes an official announcement. We’ll have to stand by and wait for June to see if the Sankei Shimbun is right about it.

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  • Jerry Hu

    Everyone know resident evil 7 will not be exclusive. It will announce for PS4, XBOXONE, PC.

  • Delsin Rowe

    nice. please bring back our brloved hero “LEON”. and please , i just want to be scare. i want it to be like resident evil 3 or 4.

    • Redinferno124

      I lost interest in 6 right after Leon’s part was over. But to be honest, it already started waning after I noticed the scripted shit.

      • Delsin Rowe

        yeah. leon is the only reson for me to playing another resident evil.
        although , i really like chris too.

        • Redinferno124

          I was sick of Chris by 5. I never found him likable. Leon had a more developed personality even in RE2.

          • Born2Game4Life

            I disagree, I personally think both Chris and Leon are most developed characters in RE. Most the girls, especially Jill and Ada are only popular because of their looks and sex appeal.

          • Redinferno124

            Jill was interesting as was Claire.

    • Born2Game4Life

      RE3 or 4 was never scary. The only that even counts is the GC remake of RE1. I agree on Leon returning though.

  • Redinferno124

    To people who really believed that Resident Evil 7 would be an X1 exclusive, I laugh. The only reason Dead Rising 3 was an X1 exclusive is because the game would have never been made had MS not fit the bill. This logic doesn’t work when Capcom had every intention of making another Resident Evil in the first place.

    Oh, and before the stupid replies start rolling in:

    • MrFinalgamer

      It’s always nice to have these kinds of reveals, but I would much rather have them reveal actual exclusives this time around (FFXV, KH3…never forget).

      • Redinferno124

        Don’t hold your breath for a KH 3 reveal just yet. Too early. A FF XV
        preview? Highly likely at this point. (Never thought I’d get to say that) :)

        • MrFinalgamer

          They’re bound to show SOMETHING KH related. Whether is something in like in D23, or another quick glimpse of KH3, or something about 2.5. FFXV is long overdue at this point, but never doubt Squeenix’s stupidity!

          I do hope to see some exclusives this time around in Sony’s conference, though. Those reveals were awesome, but learning about them being multiplat was…shocking to say the very least. (and give the Vita some screen time!)

          • Redinferno124

            Don’t expect exclusives from square, but a reveal from the Order may not be too out of the question.

          • MrFinalgamer

            I heard that they’ll show some Driveclub footage too (about damn time). Hopefully we do see Sony’s FFXV after so many years of nothing. (The Last Guardian).

          • Redinferno124

            15 not exclusive, but I get what you mean. Square knows their where their audience is, if you catch my drift.

    • Jecht_Sin

      One just needs to check the RE5 and RE6 sales to see how that could not happen. 30% or so more copies were sold for PS3.

      • Redinferno124

        Very true, but I was simply pointing out that the logic people were using regarding DR3′s exclusivity being a sign Resident Evil 7 would be an X1 exclusive was childish. MS funded its development, therefore exclusive. This doesn’t apply to RE7 when Capcom had every intention of making another RE whereas they may not have made another DR considering 2 wasn’t exactly a runaway success story.

        • Jecht_Sin

          Nono, don’t get me wrong. I was just confirming what you were saying! :)

          • Redinferno124

            I know, I was merely talking about the deal with MS. The sales numbers matter too sure, but I just can’t get passed the logic that spawned that rumor.

    • neko working

      they spelling their own death if it is xbone exclusive, especially after gayst crusher bombed.

      • Redinferno124

        You never know, but Capcom can’t afford anymore screw ups. One more and I will see to it personally that the Megaman IP is taken from them and given to Nintendo. Don’t really care for the other ones.

        • Futonmon

          Why do you guys keep thinking capcom is about to collapse? They are one of the few gaming companies that is still successful here in japan, despite the shrinking of the gaming market. And don’t bother replying with the 152 million in the bank bullshit, that’s just bad journalism…that number actually means nothing.

          • Redinferno124

            They aren’t what they used to be that’s for sure. And for the record, that number is a big deal.

          • Futonmon

            150 million “dollars in the bank” is pretty standard for them, they were able to live with those and even with lower numbers for decades. Money in the bank is basically IDLE MONEY, it is a much smarter business to invest most of your funds instead of sitting on them doing nothing.
            If you want hard numbers, here they are. Total amount of money in the bank:

            Year 2003 – 14,894 millions of yen
            Year 2004 – 16,957 millions of yen
            Year 2005 – 12,948 millions of yen
            Year 2006 – 678 millions of yen
            Year 2007 – 9,200 millions of yen
            Year 2008 – 13,061 millions of yen
            Year 2009 – 7,378 millions of yen
            Year 2010 – 12,299 millions of yen
            Year 2011 – 27,655 millions of yen
            Year 2012 – 11,348 millions of yen
            Year 2013 – 14,327 millions of yen (152,415 millions of dollars).

            From Capcom’s Annual report, pages 7 and 8.
            150 million dollars is more than Capcom usually have in the bank, which, remember, means nothing.

            They are actually doing great, despite the vocality of some “fans” on internet, in Japan it’s one of the most successful gaming companies.And outside of making and publishing games, they have so many ways of income, including capcom themed bars, theme parks, movie licensing deals… hell, they could live off of Monster Hunter merchandising alone.

    • Born2Game4Life

      Stop with the memes and gifs already. I know you post these to give yourself a superiority complex. Basically my opinion is right, and everyone else’s is wrong.

      • Redinferno124

        Yeah sorry, was drunk last night. Holy crap why did I post all that crap?

    • Jake Maze

      There no need for stupid replies your just tops cake you fool here -1

      • Averix

        What?

    • Jake Maze

      And It ain’t a Failstation 4 exclusive either so keep dreaming it

      • Redinferno124

        It isn’t an Xbone exclusive either, so what’s your point?

        Besides, there’s no way to know right now if this game will even be any better than 6. For all we know, we’re all arguing over potential garbage.

      • You are flat out wrong

        Keep grasping at straws, Demetre, maybe one day you’ll grab hold of one.

    • Lennox

      I love that anime!

  • Dennis

    If RE7 not going to return to its roots, then Capcom can mark it as another failed experiment.

    • Jecht_Sin

      I do agree that the Japanese must go back making Japanese games (then translated, obviously!!). The Japanese love the Italian clothes for example. It would be like if Armani or Valentino to please the Japanese market even more would start to design kimonos. Non sense.

      • Negi Springfield

        Japanese Developers must come back to Console Platforms and start making AAA-Quality Games ! Most of them are mostly on the Handheld platforms…

    • Futonmon

      Why? Maybe you overlook that RE6 was third’s most sold capcom title with 5.6 million sold…

      • Redinferno124

        It was also critically panned by critics.

        • bigevilworldwide

          So was RE5 and it’s at 7+ million…For all the people who cry and complain about 5 and 6 they are the 2 highest selling games in the series….until those two RE2 was the ONLY older game that broke 1 million….They aren’t going back to the mediocre selling formula knowing that 4-6 are their best sellers.

          • Dennis Djoenz

            RE% sucked ass I didnt bother with RE6.

  • Redinferno124

    I noticed the image says E3 2013.

    • JustGaming

      Yeah…… So either faker than a fake thing from fugaziville, or they planned a reveal last year and pulled it because they didn’t know if they would be going ahead with it maybe…… It has supposedly been in development for a while now too.

      • Sucka Free

        Or after they saw how MS performed in the 2013 E3, they pulled it to take another year to port it over to the PS4

        • JustGaming

          Never thought about it that way……

          • Sucka Free

            just me being a smart a**, I doubt that it was ever going to be an Xbox exclusive

          • JustGaming

            No worries. Still, I wouldn’t be surprised if that were true. I’m kinda hoping that it’s not cross-gen too, I actually want to see a new gen Resi.

          • Sucka Free

            yeah, I’m ready for them to retire the last gen, especially now that I no longer have a last gen console

  • neko working

    Last time i heard some xbot site stated it will be Xbone exclusive … LOL

  • You are flat out wrong

    Considering the “source” for this rumour was a German Xbox website, I never put too much stock into it in the first place.

  • Redinferno124

    If Capcom wants me to be excited, they need to come out guns blazing like so:

    http://imgur.com/LLtZZOt.gif

  • V For Vincennes

    If this does prove true, Capcom is really going to have to showcase something impressive after the debacle that was Resident Evil 6.

    I’d like to think they’ve learned from the huge missteps of of the last game, and to a much lesser degree RE5, but this is present day Capcom. Hard to predict anything from them these days.

    • Redinferno124
      • V For Vincennes

        Not entirely accurate. There needs to be some QTE prompts for that. Keep mashing X for the coffee pour.

        • Redinferno124

          LOL I wish I knew how to make gifs right now!

          • V For Vincennes

            If you did, it’d involve far more resources and polish than Chris’ campaign in RE6. I’ve seen some shoddy cover systems in my day, but whew……just recalling that one is causing some ‘Nam flashbacks.

          • Redinferno124

            Alright I need to stop. Night guys.

  • Redinferno124

    I know this has nothing to do with the article, but I just had to share this before bed. Night

    • Raven Nafariea

      Good Night and thanks for sharing! =)

  • theodor70941

    They should make a real game for once that’s made for the fans… Not games like the RE5 and up.

    • bigevilworldwide

      Yes cause they’re totally going to ignore the highest selling games in the franchise…RE5 7+ million RE6 6+ million RE4 5+ million

      • theodor70941

        Um… You know all of the games you just mentioned under performed Capcom’s expectations!

        Get some facts before you say something.

        • Futonmon

          Even if those titles didn’t reach expectations, it doesn’t mean they are a failure. Do you realize you’re arguing about the most and third most sold game in the history of capcom?

          • theodor70941

            Do you realize that the reason they sold was because of the brand name and not the content whitin them? People bought it, got disappointed and won’t buy again if they try to pull another Call Of Duty Resident Evil style!

      • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

        You do realize that the console market expanded since RE4 and that sales don’t equal quality. The simple fact that RE5 wasn’t a survival horror makes it not for fans.

  • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

    This could be the year that Japan bounces back in knowing what its fans what. Capcom already said before they were going to return to their roots. Square Enix said they finally realize what fans want out of JRPGs. The Last Guardian should finally make a major appearance. I think besides E3, TGS should be really big this year. We should finally get details then on Persona 5.

    • MasterofMidnight

      I doubt it.

      • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

        cynical much?

        • Sucka Free

          Wishful thinking

          • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

            Im not wishful thinking by anything other than hoping E3 and TGS will be really big because of Japan. The only thing wishful is hoping The Last Guardian showing up and I would imagine it will. All these plus MGS: Phantom Pain, Kingdom Hearts 3, Persona 5, and such in Japan bouncing back “in knowing what its fans want.”

            Japan does, its not wishful considering the comments that been made. Considering that Persona 5 is confirmed and The Last Guardian is still happening. There is a lot fans of Japanese games have to look forward to and to learn about this year. If you don’t like that tough.

            I hate comments that make snared remarks without backing themselves up.

          • Sucka Free

            I wasn’t referring to you, I was referring to the “I doubt it” remark above. I happen to agree with you, but you are right. My bad for not being more clear about what I meant. Sorry

  • Gabberman9000

    5.6 million copies are poor sales for a brand game like resident evil

    • JumpIf NotZero

      You realize that’s more than every infamous game combined right?

      • You are flat out wrong

        What’s Infamous got to do with anything?

      • Redinferno124

        Very true, but Infamous was received far better. RE 6 may have sold well, but Capcom received so much crap for how mediocre it was.

      • Gabberman9000

        infamous? seriously? Infamous isnt even popular or known.

    • British_Otaku

      Poor sales is determined by expectations and budgeting.
      Revelations was a success with one million and every game but Resident Evil 5 sold less than 5.6 million if we count just the first release alone.

      • Gabberman9000

        RE2 sold 6.7 million copies and RE1 sold 11 million copies. RE4 sold 7 million copies. Also shouldnt the fanbase grow after all this time?

  • Jimmy DoneGood

    Of course its not exclusive.

  • Born2Game4Life

    Just have Leon, Chris or Jill as the returning protagonist Capcom.

  • justaplayer

    i am done with resident evil

  • Guiseppe Mario Mazzola

    iF this is true being that re7 is not going to xbox one and only ps4.This is the most stubbern thing sony and capcom can do.And capcom should know that hello your broke as hell so lord’s know’s your ass need’s the cash.This i feel is a big big flat out bs lie.

    • You are flat out wrong

      “Probably not exclusive,” friend.

    • Redinferno124

      Not exclusive. Makes no sense either way.

  • CervantesPR

    Good, Multiplatform games should be multiplatform.

  • cusman

    Even though I have played a number of RE games, I have only really liked Resident Evil 4. The rest are fine to play if you got nothing better, but that RE4 was a special game for its time. Still playable too.

  • TristanPR77

    The last RE game I really enjoyed was RE4. I didn’t even played RE6. Let’s hope Capcom can make the seriasta survival horror game once again.

  • alok

    Considering now that all Multiplatform games are Better looking on PS4 and don’t really care when they say Multiplatform because I know it will obviously look better on the PS4

  • Redinferno124

    tried getting rid of some stupid gifs I posted last night and discus keeps them anyway as guest

  • Nicholas Perry

    Queue Random hate about “insert RE here” after “insert RE here”

    I’m sure it will come to PC and other consoles. There’s no reason not to. They know they need every sale they can get.

    I for one have rarely not enjoyed an RE game. My two favorites are at complete opposite ends of the spectrum. (5 and CVeronica) I’m more interested in seeing what they decide to do with the game after 6.

  • Gionell

    I just hope RE 7 is great, ever since crappy RE5 everything went downhill.

  • Jake Maze

    Go Microsoft just bought Capcom Bye bye Playstation Fans

    • DemonFenton

      Shouldn’t you be playing Titanfail on your Xbox One?

    • MTM2

      Looking at your comment history, do you literally just spend every day just chatting rubbish online?

      • Sucka Free

        You really need to ask? heh

    • Sucka Free

      Hehe, yeah. I’m sure. It could happen but I wouldn’t miss them, They haven’t made anything that I care about in years

    • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

      Sony bought your mom they plan to pimp her out on the streets.

    • 3rdworldgamer

      if MS bought Capcom, every IP from Rockman to Street Fighter would be turned into FPS games :P

    • Xtreme Derp

      Someone put this deranged fanboy lunatic back in its asylum.

    • You are flat out wrong

      Nurse! Demetre has got out of his straitjacket again!

    • Redinferno124

      give me a fricken link or shut the hell up. A man can only here so much stupidity before he starts raining hell.

  • skratchy

    Quick, somebody put this franchise out of it’s misery! :P

  • Christian Dixon

    The only thing I wanna hear from Capcom is a release date for Deep Down. Who even cares about Resident Evil at this point?!? The whole story is so overblown and just worn out.

  • Kenny

    I think Capcom is a little too ambitious with Resi 7, i mean they expect to sell above 5,6 million copies on Xbox One and PS4? The machines has sold 13 million in total! Killzone sold 2 million copies and that was a PS4 launch title. I know the number of consoles will increase over time, but still i think Capcom is out of their mind on this one! If they want to sell more than the previous installment of the series, then they need to release it for both the PS3 and Xbox360 as well. They also need to convince the people that they are not going to release a shitty game like 5 and 6. It need to get back to it`s roots and take the best elements from Resi 1- 4 and improve on that further, that is the only way period!

  • Lennox

    Capcom has never made a Resident Evil game exclusive to the PlayStation so I seriously doubt it. Rumors of it being exclusive is only fanboy chatter and omition.

  • https://soundcloud.com/ronnie-official Ronnie Icon

    I think the previous Resident Evil slogan is most suitable for the series: ”No Hope Left”

    • Sucka Free

      I personally think that series need a beginning and an end. It should tell a story and when that story has reached its conclusion, the series should end. RE has gone on far too long and ceased to make sense a long time ago to the point where there’s no longer any canon. Just my opinion.

  • Hates bad writers.

    I’d hope it isn’t exclusive to anything, that’s just a waste of money. This series went to shit a long time ago, time to let it die.

    Can the shit and make something that doesn’t suck, if that’s even possible for you.

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  • JustGaming

    After doing some delving, the conspiracy theorist in me wants to believe that this was set up by Capcom because they fear low sales of XBone in Japan, and want to dispel any myths about exclusivity.The last polls showed little-to-no interest in the system.

    Then again, I’m not a tin foil hat-wearing basement nut-job so I’m not just going to make s*** up out of thin air.

  • finisherz

    RE1 and RE2 are classics,and Capcom should make this new one in those memories of the same class as them two and i think they will they heard enough of the public cries!!!!

  • Ronin64

    change that 30% to almost half

  • Nykkole Janelle Moore Koeppel

    Who’s selling resident evil 7 for PlayStation 4 that’s been out since September/2013?

  • Nykkole Janelle Moore Koeppel

    I want to play it.

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