Capcom Might Have Put A Resident Evil 7 Conspiracy To Rest

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If you’ve finished Resident Evil 7, please continue. If not, don’t! Because Capcom has commented on something that’s been bugging fans since they’ve finished the game.

Spoilers ahead!

At the end of Resident Evil 7, a character named “Redfield” descends out of a helicopter, takes off his mask and helmet, and says, “I’m Redfield.”

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Even though the character has changed over the years, this dude does not look like the Chris Redfield of RE6, leading to wild theories that this character is someone else, namely Hunk.

Of course, Capcom has already announced that Chris Redfield is getting his own DLC...

But some folks still believe that the character is Hunk.

According to a conversation with RE7 director Koshi Nakanishi on Capcom’s official site, the devs were going for a simulated experience, so photorealism was one way they could trick players’ brains.


“If were to put in the CG model of Chris we’ve used up to now, it would feel like dropping in a character from a different world.” Thus, Capcom thought, the illusion would be broken.

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Instead, players were all going, “Who’s this dude?”

The character model for Resident Evil 6's Chris is realistic but still somewhat distorted. “His head and his body don’t match up with an actual human,” Nakanishi explained, “and the way [the character’s] data was made was completely different. Because of this, we looked for a model, redid [the character] by photoscan, and RE7's Chris was born.”


Here is said model, apparently a New Zealander living in Tokyo named Geordie Dandy.


This isn’t as much fun as the conspiracy! But maybe Capcom can work in the Hunk bit after the fact.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.