Capcom wanted Resident Evil Village to be in third person

Morimasa Sato says a surprise awaits Ethan Winters in the new installment of the franchise

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It is clear that  Resident Evil Village is one of the most anticipated games of 2021 . After its revelation a few months ago and the media bombshell that the revelation of Lady Dimitrescu and her acolytes has meant, it seems that the hype train does not stop.

The eighth numerical installment promises to change a few things regarding the more traditional elements of the saga and continue along the path that Resident Evil 7 started. And in relation to this, we have to talk about Ethan Winters, the protagonist of this game and also the new delivery.

Resident Evil Village director Morimasa Sato has wanted to be mischievous in the latest issue of EDGE Magazine (April 2021, Issue 356), and has promised a big Ethan-related surprise.

The biggest surprise you could possibly imagine awaits Ethan Winters in this story. What that is, you’ll have to see for yourself!

Sato-san also revealed that some CAPCOM developers would have wanted to go back to the traditional third-person viewpoint, but he pushed to keep Resident Evil Village a first-person game instead.

There were originally some opinions within the team saying that third person perspective might bring a different kind of combat experience, but I believe that the first person perspective allows us to express the more up-close-and-personal fear and desperation of the story of Ethan Winters.

Of course, Resident Evil Village will feature plenty of horrifying moments, which will be all the more impressive to witness in the first-person view.

As you know, one of the central themes of the Resident Evil series is horror or fear, and I would just warn you not to take anything you’ve seen so far as an indication that you can relax in terms of horror content! There are plenty of intense and horrifying scenes in the game, but we’ve chosen to leave those for you to experience by yourself.

Resident Evil Village will be available starting May 7th for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X.

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