RE7 Director on P.T. Comparison: “We Were Already into Development and We Were Surprised to See It”


We saw the reveal of Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 during this year’s E3, and back then, the game was compared a number of times to Kojima’s canceled P.T.

Resident Evil 7’s Producer Masachika Kawata and Director Koushi Nakanishi sat down with Eurogamer back at E3 to discuss some of those topics. Kawata started the conversation by clarifying that they were already well into development and were as surprised as everyone else when P.T. was announced.

“When PT surfaced we were already into development and we were surprised to see it. I’m worried about how my jokes come across but I hear Brits like black humour. So, out of everyone, we were the most relieved when PT didn’t come out.”

Nakanishi continued to express his own reaction when he knew that P.T. was also going to support VR, just like Resident Evil 7.

“We were already using a first-person perspective before anyone saw PT, so it wasn’t as if we saw that and decided to do the same. It was already happening, so were surprised and – seeing PT and the reaction, it was a signpost for us that it was a good direction to be going in.”

“As for the fact there are corridors and such, well, we had that in Resident Evil 1 in 1996. For us it’s about going back to our roots. All of these things were going to be in the game.”

Resident Evil 7 releases on January 24 next year for PS4, Xbox One and PC.