There is a possibility that Capcom will reboot Resident Evil, says Revelations producer Masachika Kawata.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Kawata said that the series would probably go back to its survival horror roots and aim to be less linear yet accessible, while still preserving what the series was.
"Moving forward I can see us focusing even more on the horror aspect and fear in the series, and see us making something scarier than we have already," he said.
“It would almost entail having a slight reboot to get the series into a place where it would work with open-world gameplay. That's just a personal opinion.”
The reception Resident Evil: Revelations received on console would to an extent dictate the future of the 17-year-old franchise, said Kawata.
“We'll definitely be looking at that as a signpost for where we need to be going next.”
Although sales of the 3DS version of Revelations made it a success, Kawata admitted Capcom would have liked them to be higher.
"Given the large development costs we had on the 3DS version, we would have liked to have even a little more sales than we did in the end. But that doesn't mean we saw it as a failure by any means."
The game was not coming to the “impressive” PlayStation Vita because the team wanted Revelations on consoles – not because of low Vita sales in Japan – he said.
“It's not a statement about the Vita or what it is, or my personal feelings towards it. It's just that this is the big screen, home console version of Resident Evil: Revelations."
Revelations will be out on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows PC, and Wii U on May 23.