Capcom producer Matt Walker and game director of Project Resistance, Al Yang has responded to the concerns of fans regarding Project Resistance.
Project Resistance is a brand new Resident Evil game that was first teased by Capcom before Tokyo Game Show 2019. It was finally revealed with a teaser trailer and then later shown in a gameplay overview. Project Resistance is a new multiplayer experience that brings 4 vs. 1 players in a race against survival. The four players can team up together to escape from a research facility while the other player controls a mastermind, who tries to stop their escape with traps, monsters, and more.
Matt Walker has recently worked on Devil May Cry 5 and is currently working on Project Resistance. In a set of tweets, he has now responded to the fan feedback and backlash that the new Resident Evil game is facing after the gameplay reveal.
“Been seeing a lot of people who are not pleased with the idea that we’re making Project Resistance. 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, ” said Matt Walker.
“If we just continue to offer up the same thing over and over again, people will gradually lose interest with what we’re making. Project Resistance offers up a really interesting way to do that.”
“The most important part? That it’s a great survival horror experience, if non-traditional. I think we confuse things when we make things related to IP that don’t actually stay true to the core spirit of the IP, but this project happily doesn’t fall into that trap. I can’t wait till the closed beta to have more people actually play it and see how it is a refreshing new take, but very surely survival horror at its core. People who have played it have been positive, and I hope during CBT even more people will have fun playing it.”
He concluded by saying that, “We’re also earnestly trying to get feedback from people who have played it so we can actually make it better, which I feel is fairly rare from a publisher of our size. Based on that feedback, it could grow from a project to a fantastic game.”
His comment was further backed by Al Yang, who is the game director for Project Resistance. “On point. Our goal from the very beginning was never to take over from the masters who already are at the top of their craft, but to expand the possibilities of what RE could be and grow the fan base.”
Project Resistance will get a closed beta test later in October. There is currently no release date for this new Resident Evil game but it is expected to launch for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.