Resident Evil Village producer Tsuyoshi Kanda said he doesn’t want players to continue to fear when playing the upcoming horror game.
In an interview with Axios Gaming included in the latest newsletter, Kanda said the Village development team didn’t want to scare players after some suggestions suggested the game’s predecessors were too scary.
“As we develop the new Resident Evil, our goal is not always to make the game more terrifying than the previous game. But find the right balance to deliver a terrifying experience. But it’s fun for the players, ”he said.
“Some of the opinions we have received about [RE7 was] It’s too scary to play, ”Kanda added.“ In a sense, that̵7;s what we did our best to try, so it’s a big compliment for us.
“But at the same time our goal is to create something that everyone can feel comfortable jumping and playing, so we loosen the tension curve. [in RE Village] Compared to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, so players have no constant fear. ”
As Resident Evil 7 takes players into tight spaces, “as if the walls of the Baker Mansion are closing in,” Resident Evil Village’s relatively open environment aims to create a different tension.
“For Resident Evil Village, we took a completely different approach with the openness of the village and the players didn’t know what was hiding beyond the trees,” Kanda said.
“What we have to keep in mind is the tension curve. We also found that people are immune to fear if they are constantly prepared to deal with stressful situations or environments.
“Those comforting moments act as buffers to make sure people aren’t completely depressed by the horror. The recording rooms, which you can often see in many ‘Resident Evil’ games, are a great example of where players can take a deep breath and know they are safe. ”
Resident Evil Village is the 10th main game in the Resident Evil series and its sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will be released on May 7th for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia.
The 60-minute playable demo was released on Sunday, allowing players to explore a total of 30 minutes of the village and castle area.
Capcom released the Resident Evil Village exclusive PS5 demo earlier this month in January where players take on the role of a character called Maiden as she tries to escape from Dimitrescu Castle.