"pure survival horror," according to Hines. It's not about big guns and mowing down horrors.
It's a lot more focused on "scarcity of resources and balancing action" with storytelling, survival or "solving puzzles." This is the Resident Evil creator's "ultimate survival horror" to date.
Hines concedes it’s difficult for someone like Shinji Mikami to be able to avoid including "some of the influences" of his work, like Resident Evil, from cropping up somehow.
"It’s a desire on his part and the team’s to take survival horror back to its roots,” Peter Hines said. “So it’s not quite so action heavy and about guns and mowing down legions of things, it’s more about scarcity of resources and balancing action with other things, whether that’s storytelling, or simply survival…solving puzzles.”
“It’s really hard, if you’re Shinji…how do you not have some of the influences of stuff you have made show up in the next thing you make," he continued. "This is his ultimate survival horror game.”
“Honestly, things that scared people 10 years ago, like blood and guts, don’t scare people anymore,” he said. ”...you can’t rely on that anymore.” Yes we're ever thirsty for more - we're like the cats in .
The Evil Within releases on Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4 and PC in 2014.