Resident Evil VII: Biohazard
Resident Evil VII: Biohazard
According to the game's director Koshi Nakanishi, the game's small and narrow world was made in response to Grand Theft Auto III and its open world map.

"I remember thinking ‘how did they make this kind of game on PS2?’ Not only from a gameplay point of view, but also from a technical point of view," said Capcom's Koshi Nakanishi. "In response to the subsequent development of open-world games, I decided to do the exact opposite and make a small, narrow, dense horror game, and Resident Evil 7 was born. In a way, Resident Evil 7 may have been born because of GTA III. Thank you and congratulations on the 20th anniversary of GTA III."
Contributed by ZpaceJ0ck0
In a “Making of” video, game director Koshi Nakanishi stated that the Bakers were originally going to have a pet dog named Diane that would have appeared at the dinner scene, but she was cut early in development.
Contributed by Operationgamer17
The "Horror comes home..." trailer for Resident Evil VII is a clear nod towards the original 1996 Resident Evil's menu intro. Both were shot in live action from an unseen assailant's perspective and both show them scampering through hallways towards the unsuspecting hero, startling and subsequently attacking them in a similar manner.
Contributed by Mass Distraction
Spoiler:In the part where Clancy & Ethan are about to go inside to play Lucas's death trap (Happy Birthday" and death), when Lucas & Ethan use the touch pad, it makes familiar sound effects. This is a reference to Resident Evil 3: Nemesis & Resident Evil Outbreak's inventory sound effects.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
During the second Jack Baker boss fight, right after Jack grabs the chainsaw, he will say "Groovy". This is a reference to The Evil Dead 2 where the main character Ash says this line.
Contributed by FingerRocks11
The game is the first one in the series to have been written by a westerner. The writer for the game was Richard Pearsey, credited as Narrative Consultant, who had previously worked on Spec Ops: The Line and F.E.A.R., among others.
Contributed by Mass Distraction
Resident Evil VII is the first title in the series to incorporate both the series' Japanese and western names, as it is called Biohazard 7: Resident Evil in Japan and Resident Evil VII: Biohazard in the west.
Contributed by Mass Distraction