Taking “Ask Me Anything” questions for the Resident Evil Village development team!

1 : Anonymous2021/05/17 21:49 ID: nesyco

Hello community, we have an exciting announcement!

Reddit Gaming Partnerships and Capcom USA have arranged with us the opportunity to submit AMA questions for the Resident Evil Village development team! The questions will be answered on a later date in a pre-recorded video.

Everyone involved is running on a pretty tight schedule, so we’re going to need the questions by Wednesday morning EST May 19th.

Ask anything, it doesn’t have to be related to Resident Evil. Just please do not ask anything inappropriate and be aware no questions about any unannounced/future plan will be responded to. So whatever comes to mind, asking about favorite movies, exercise routines, if anyone can juggle, etc. Don’t hesitate to post that burning question you must have.

Have fun everyone!

2 : Anonymous2021/05/17 22:53 ID: gyi4bct

Did you intend for Ethan to>! have died and become mold!< since the development of Resident Evil 7, or was that something you guys came up with for Village?

ID: gyl2i0w

I’ve been wondering this as well. They stated in RE7 that Ethan did not have enough mold in his system for Eveline to control his body. Yet in village they state he’s been dead and mold all along... so then why couldn’t Eveline control him in RE7? Why couldn’t Miranda control him either? How were he and Mia able to even procreate?! (Although I guess that they will explain with just “mold can reproduce”)

ID: gyllqap

Hey, I know you tried but your spoiler isn't tagged correctly. It didn't spoil me, but I thought I'd mentioned it...

3 : Anonymous2021/05/17 23:25 ID: gyi8abj

1) What's the canonical status of the story elements in Umbrella Corps?

2) What's the significance of H.C.F.'s "technical assistance" in Eveline's creation?

3) Who's "The Executive" in the Umbrella Corps mode THE EXPERIMENT?

4) Is the voice of Albert Wesker in Umbrella Corps just an easter egg?

5) How old is the fungal root/megamycete?

6) What's the story behind the 4 founders/kings who guarded the Chalice, and were they infected with the Mold?

7) Does the Cadou cause Lycan transformations spontaneously or are there certain conditions attached? Why do they become wolf-like Lycans in particular?

8) What's the extent of Miranda's ability to manipulate the consciousness of others like the villagers? Is it similar to Eveline?

9) Elements of Village are stated to be ancient or prehistoric, such as the stronghold, cave mural, ceremony site & Varcolac, exactly what time periods are all of these from?

10) A lot of plot information about Blue Umbrella is found only in Tokyo Marui airsoft booklets and manuals. Is there a particular reason for making this info obscure and exclusively Japanese?

ID: gyiksdm

I just want to say I love the questions, but I highly doubt they'll answer anything lore related that hasn't been uncovered yet. Fingers crossed though!

ID: gyil29h

I agree, but worth a shot.

4 : Anonymous2021/05/17 23:01 ID: gyi5ce4

One of the more interesting and controversial elements of RE7 was the resurrection of Umbrella. RE8 had only a few oblique references to them, mostly as part of costumes and equipment. Is this something that's being dropped due to poor fan reception, or will this thread be explored in greater detail?

In case you can't answer that, it seems like Elena was going to be an important character before she died. Was she originally intended to have a larger role?

ID: gyjq57j

Well there’s a direct mention of them at the end of the game, won’t spoil it in case people are commenting without finishing yet, but it seems like they’re here to stay.

5 : Anonymous2021/05/17 23:08 ID: gyi668v

Did you guys expect the fan reaction to Lady Dimitrescu or were you surprised by it?

Any info on upcoming DLCs? Would love to see some backstory/content on The Duke and maybe something on the Dimitrescu clan.

Will Ethan ever get a face reveal?

The game takes place in Romania correct? Why are all the characters apparently American and why is Dimitrescu pronounced with a French sounding pronunciation?

ID: gyj4ikp

According to Nicole Thompkins, there were talks about doing accents but at the last minute they decided no accents. Still doesn't answer the why but, well, at least they were considered I guess?

ID: gyjxsvh

I could handwave by saying Ethan speaks another language and translates the accent out to the player but the phone call in the flashback at the start of the game has an accent lol

6 : Anonymous2021/05/17 21:58 ID: gyhxe3n

What do you guys have against Ethan’s hands?

ID: gyi7yij

IIRC the devs said they focused on damaging Ethan's hands because they're the most visible part of his body from a first-person perspective.

ID: gyi223u

Yeah for real!

7 : Anonymous2021/05/17 23:12 ID: gyi6psq

Who is Claudia Beneviento?

Did Donna or Moreau’s section get nerfed in terms of length or were they supposed to be the length that they are?

Does Donna channel her personality through Angie or does Donna make Angie appear to have her own personality?

Who was the one who wrote on the back of the family photo? I like to believe it was Donna, I think it’s a sweet thing after she didn’t really want to fight Ethan

ID: gykalae

About Donna/Angie there’s a note that says she acts like a child so she uses Angie to express that.

8 : Anonymous2021/05/18 00:01 ID: gyickkz

Hey guys, Forerunner here from the Resident Evil Wiki:

Back in 1998, Sugimura-san conceived of ancient human civilisations which had arisen in the Stone Age because of such things as the Progenitor Virus. Was this used as inspiration for the BIOHAZARD Village, where there are ruins said to also be very ancient? I'm a big fan of the Drama Albums you commissioned as you can be creative with the story without having to think bout gameplay. Have you considered doing something like that again? I'm also a big fan of Dino Crisis - Many fans have imagined it is set in the same world as Resident Evil. Have you considered an MCU approach with your games, that some are set in the same universe?
ID: gyirdcg

Hey where can I find more stuff on that ancient civilizations? I wish to look more into it and the ruins in village intrigued me too.

9 : Anonymous2021/05/17 23:43 ID: gyiadag

Please answer what you can from these:

There were more scenes for the villagers in Resident Evil Village trailers, were these changes made early on or are there plans for future DLC? Miranda's power started getting "taken" which caused her to weaken for Ethan to take down. There are many interpretations but what's the real reason behind that? In the epilogue of RE8, apparently Ethan's model was used in the distance. Is there an intentional reason behind it? Is there an approximate number for how many years into the future was the timeskip in the epilogue? What's the order of the Four Lords' infection dates by Cadou? Donna should be last. RE7 referenced H.C.F. for collaborating with The Connections. Are there any future plans for them? And was Wesker himself involved? There were notes by Lucas about a person named "Oliver" he supposedly trapped until he died. But due to the lack of suspicion by his family, it's not quite clear if that person is real or an imaginary one made up by him. Was Eveline aware that Ethan died? What do you think was going to happen to Zoe if she wasn't treated in End of Zoe? How is Joe Baker doing? We read about Zoe in the report provided in-game, but nothing about Joe.

You don't have to answer this question seriously, but do you think after the restriction lift post-RE8's events, Zoe met Mia and Rose? or continued contact?

Thank you for your time. 🙂

ID: gyk3gpg

Actually very interested in that post credit scene, but alas, I don't think they'll answer to it.

Fingers crossed they will do?.

10 : Anonymous2021/05/17 23:37 ID: gyi9oam

Does Village time skip 15 years at the end in the epilogue or does Rose age rapidly?

Also, is Chris being cloned by the BSAA or is that just a reused asset of him at the end of the game when he’s in the chopper and sees they are creating B.O.W.s?

ID: gyjxqgr

You think the bsaa agent looked like Chris?

11 : Anonymous2021/05/17 21:57 ID: gyhx7oz

Village is my absolutely favourite game in the series, bar none. I also like the amount of concept art and models you can unlock.

I would like to ask though, were there plans to have Donna and Moreau's sections be longer originally, or were they always planned to be the length they were?

12 : Anonymous2021/05/17 22:53 ID: gyi4f7j

Do you plan on adding dlcs that add more story to the the village?

ID: gyir420

be aware no questions about any unannounced/future plan will be responded to.

13 : Anonymous2021/05/17 23:00 ID: gyi5a68

I recently watched some of the RE7 development video and the art director mentioned the team searched for some reference on the environment and Louisiana ended up as a result because it fits the theme. How did you guys come to the conclusion that Romania is the perfect location for Village (asides from its legends with vampires/werewolves)? What does the location distinguishes itself from all the competitors (if there were any) since planning phase of the game?
Also, is there any plan for DLCs for Village like RE7? I would love to spend more time in Village!

14 : Anonymous2021/05/17 23:13 ID: gyi6tka

What aspects of Resident Evil Village are you most proud of?

Are there any regrets or things you didn't have time to add or develop that you really wanted to?

Just want to say, everyone involved in this project really knocked it out of the park, thank you all for the hard work crafting this game for all of us to enjoy.

15 : Anonymous2021/05/17 23:15 ID: gyi72pq

Got to get my question in there.

The food you can cook in Village looks really yummy. Has anyone tried them or even made them? Give us a nice review if they were good!

16 : Anonymous2021/05/17 23:52 ID: gyibhip

Do you guys plan on adding dlc and is there a date for it if so? Also did you guys mean to leave Ethan in the post credits scene when Rose is driving off?

17 : Anonymous2021/05/17 21:53 ID: gyhws3j

First off, Village is now my favorite Resident Evil game. While not everyone likes it as much as I do, I thoroughly enjoy it. That said, is there anything that the team can share about the scrapped appearance of Ada Wong? Thank you!

18 : Anonymous2021/05/17 23:06 ID: gyi5wzw

What is, according to you, the most fun Easter egg or reference in the game?

19 : Anonymous2021/05/17 23:20 ID: gyi7l7i

Do you plan on selling Ethan Winters merchandise any time soon?

20 : Anonymous2021/05/17 23:24 ID: gyi84pn

Ethan's destiny was planned since the beginning of RE7, or during your work on RE8 ?

21 : Anonymous2021/05/17 23:32 ID: gyi91hm

Will there be a PC performance patch to solve issues like huge frame drops around the Dimitresque Daughters and the freezes/stutters after killing enemies? Thanks for creating such an amazing game!

22 : Anonymous2021/05/18 01:07 ID: gyikhi1

Why do you guys still hide Ethan's face? Did you guys have any cut bows like maybe doll or fish zombies?

23 : Anonymous2021/05/18 08:22 ID: gyjon99

Tell us a bit about the Duke, our most beloved character!

He is infected, right? How does he reach the places you find him? Why does he know so much?

24 : Anonymous2021/05/17 21:57 ID: gyhx7vw

What was the inspiration to finally bring Lycans to the franchise as an enemy type?

ID: gyi19dv

They were all strapped to a chair and forced to watch Dog Soldiers

25 : Anonymous2021/05/17 22:08 ID: gyhyplb

How did you guys approach making the Beneviento-section of the game?

26 : Anonymous2021/05/17 22:58 ID: gyi4yk5

Why did you switch Chris' model again, but keep his RE7 model for Re:Verse? Also when's Re:Verse coming back

27 : Anonymous2021/05/17 23:09 ID: gyi6bjk
Was Ethan’s story in Village outlined back during RE7 dev or did it come later? 2. I’d love to hear about the process of creating a sequence like Happy Birthday from RE7 and House Beneviento from Village - both of those parts of the game have really fun methodical puzzles that crank up the horror as you progress. I love Village so much so thank you and congratulations on its success! Can’t wait to see what comes next 🙂
28 : Anonymous2021/05/18 00:06 ID: gyid3vy

What made you decide to not include Ada in RE8?

29 : Anonymous2021/05/18 01:55 ID: gyiq9re

What was the inspiration behind the benevento section? and that baby.... Petrified me. And what was your reaction to the community's reaction to such a traumatic and enjoyable section

30 : Anonymous2021/05/18 02:08 ID: gyirtdz

What kinds of DLC will he see for Village?

Will any cut content be making its way back into the game?

31 : Anonymous2021/05/18 07:30 ID: gyjl6c7

Was the entirety of Village based on the pun of Lichen and Lycan sounding similar?

32 : Anonymous2021/05/18 15:36 ID: gykwa5o

When Duke talks about the four lords, he says “Moreau is not the only monster that lives in those waters”. Did he just mean Moreau’s other form? Or were there plans for other water monsters?

33 : Anonymous2021/05/18 15:50 ID: gykyat6

Who created the chalice system in the area near duke in town? They implied it was there before Miranda found it.

Is Ethan intended to be the one at the end (using photo mode to see him) or was that a placeholder?

Also, what were the internal reactions to the baby part of the house?

34 : Anonymous2021/05/17 21:56 ID: gyhx2z2

Do you plan on adding DLCs

35 : Anonymous2021/05/17 22:22 ID: gyi0j8h

Will there be any DLC besides the trauma pack?


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