Since its release, Resident Evil 7 has been thrilling, grossing out, and just plain scaring the pants off its fans, new and old, much to both their chagrin and delight. Several bouts of DLC have come to pass, one of which was appealing to the hoards, but the other, well, not so much. Needless to say, people have been awaiting the launch of the newest DLC “Not A Hero” since it was announced to drop in Spring of 2017.
Unfortunately, Capcom has decided to issue a rain check.
Reasons for the Delay
According to the developer, the hiatus was not put into place haphazardly. It’s not because it wasn’t anywhere near completion or that it was being set aside for other projects. No, this was a much more honorable reason to push back the DLC. According to them, they want to make sure this DLC stands up to the expectations and demands of the Resident Evil fans themselves.
“We were working very hard to get the DLC ready in time for the Spring release, and we got close to completing the game content. Our aim is for this content is to match the high quality of the main game, so we need more development time in order to achieve that goal.” -Masachika Kawata, director of Resident Evil 7
“However, in light of the incredible reception to the release of Resident Evil 7, we concluded that this DLC was not good enough to meet those high expectations. Rest assured we’ll use this time to create something our fans love.” -Koshi Nakanishi, producer of Resident Evil 7
Most minds immediately assume that the plug was pulled or that the creators are not doing what they do well or fast enough. However, the promises from Nakanishi and Kawata that “Not A Hero” will be improved upon and will live up to the hype and desires of their fans are at least comforting. Especially considering those previous discussions and leaks show that an old fan favorite will be starring in this addition to the already immensely popular piece of the Resident Evil puzzle. That’s right, Chris Redfield will be the main man for this one.
So yes, we have to wait for Redfield’s arrival on the newest Resident Evil scene, but knowing that improvements are being applied to make sure it reaches the expectations of the fans, it should certainly be worth the wait.
FYI: The official video is NOT in English nor is it subtitled, however it is really neat to listen to.