Probably not, but in a Eurogamer article, the producer of Resident Evil Masachika Kawata has asserted “The series will see a complete renovation with the next entry on every level.” And continued “But we can’t forget about all the previous entries that have led to the creation of many possibilities for the franchise.”
Resident Evil – for a time – was the standard for survival horror games. God knows the number of pantaloons I’ve soiled while awaiting each loading door to open. Each iteration since RE2 has slowly moved away from the slow burning horror to a much more action oriented style game. After the lukewarm reception of Resident Evil 5, Capcom seems like it’s trying to find itself on the RE series.
“I can’t say if we’re going to make it survival horror or a shooter, but I can say that it’ll be totally new” said Kawata.
I think it’s safe to say to Capcom that going back to their roots would not be an unwelcome change. While I appreciate experimentation and trying new things, I wouldn’t mind continuing a storyline that really embraces the original joys of Resident Evil.
Outside of these statements, Capcom has been tightlipped about the future of the franchise and what lies in store for its protagonists in Resident Evil 6. No release time frame has been set nor has a prospective platform been announced.