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E3 2016: Resident Evil 7 Producer speaks about similarities with Silent Hills/PT

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Masachika Kawata, producer of Resident Evil 7, recently spoke about the playable teaser of Silent Hills, the project of Hideo Kojima that was canceled by Konami last year.

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So, Kawata was asked about the similarities between PT and the demo of Resident Evil 7, but first wanted to talk about his admiration for the work of Kojima. “I, of course, played PT, and I thought it was an excellent demonstration or excellent game, if you want to call it that,” said the producer in a recent interview. “I think it looked really great, and it had so much promise, and I was unfortunately very disappointed that it didn’t come to fruition. That was too bad that that happened; I’d just like to share the fact that I really loved it.”

After expressing his thoughts on the demo of Silent Hills, Kawata emphasized the differences between the teaser made by Kojima and that of Resident Evil 7.

“We were actually creating Resident Evil 7 before PT was announced, so when they announced it, it was kind of like, ‘Oh, they’re doing first-person too?'” said Kawata. “However, now that we’ve come this far, we can see that the content of this game is completely different from what the content or the direction that [PT] was moving in.”

Remember that Resident Evil 7 will debut on January 24, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. In addition, the Sony console will have the option of playing the game with PlayStation VR.