Capcom is working on Resident Evil 7 and is just about ready to show it off, according to Japanese analyst Serkan Toto.
Toto shared the news on Twitter earlier today, and divulged info on the game's design premise. "About Resident Evil 7: Yes, it's in development. The entire game will go back to RE's horror roots and (essentially) be a clean slate."
Interested in how RE7 is shaping up? You won't have to wait long. Toto went on to say that Capcom will debut the game at E3, and has hired a rising game development star. "The RE7 team hired Jordan Amaro, a designer who previously worked on MGS V and P. T. at Kojima Productions."
That Resident Evil 7 is in development should come as no surprise. Capcom reps confirmed its existence a few years ago, and recently teased "big plans" for the franchise beyond the Resident Evil 2 remake also in development.
What is somewhat surprising is the possibility of RE7 being "essentially a clean slate." This could imply a total reset, or a dramatic event that wipes all but the biggest players (Chris, Jill, Claire, and Leon, most likely) off the canvas—and maybe even see a few of those names bite the virus-laced dust as well.