Resident Evil Village Director Morimasa Sato is unsure where the series will be going in the future, but a new entry in the series will only come after breaking horror clichés.

Speaking with Famitsu, as translated by Siliconera, Morimasa Sato commented on the future of the series, saying that he still doesn’t have a specific idea on where the series will be going in the future. When a new entry of the series will come, it’s when it will have broken classic horrror clichés.

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I don’t have a specific idea, but I’m still thinking about the fundamental question, “What is horror?” There are certain “clichés” with classic horror creatures, scenarios, and execution, but “fear” is essentially a primitive reaction to an unpredictable or unknowable event. So I feel like there is only a new sense of horror, or a new Resident Evil, only after breaking those “clichés”..

The Resident Evil Village Director also added that the series has always evolved to present the best horror experience possible, incorporating changes to the formula as well. As such, he doesn’t know how the franchise is going to evolve.

Resident Evil Village is one of those entries in the series that brought some changes to the classic series’ setting, feauturing themes that were not explored in past entries. Fans have fully embraced these changes, as the game shipped 5 million units globally since May. The game is also set to receive some free DLC down the line.

Resident Evil Village is now available on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, and Google Stadia. Learn more about the game by checking out Nate’s review.

Resident Evil Village is a wild, thrilling ride across seemingly every horror genre and idea that happened to pass through the mad minds at Capcom. Not every aspect of the game is perfect, but its highs are very high and solid core mechanics and excellent presentation hold the grisly patchwork together. You may survive Resident Evil Village, but your thoughts will linger there long after you’ve escaped.