Hey there! Let’s talk about Ethan Winters, the main guy in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and Resident Evil: Village. Have you ever noticed that you never get to see his face throughout the entire game? Yeah, it’s a thing. Capcom made the bold decision to use a first-person camera perspective in Resident Evil 7 to make players feel like they were right there in Ethan’s shoes. And boy, did they succeed! The player’s view is always limited to Ethan’s perspective, so you never get a chance to break away from the game’s intense atmosphere.
Why is Ethan Winters’ face never seen in Resident Evil?
But even in Resident Evil: Village, where they switched to a third-person view for some cutscenes, they still didn’t show Ethan’s face. In fact, they’ve leaned into it so much that they’re claiming he’s “camera shy”. Come on, Ethan! We just want to see your pretty face!
There are a few theories as to why Capcom has kept Ethan’s face a mystery. Some people think it’s to let players project their own image of him onto the character, while others believe that there might be some future plans for his character. Whatever the reason, it’s clear that Capcom wants to keep us guessing.
Personally, I think it’s a pretty funny quirk of the series. It’s like a running joke among fans now. But hey, it’s ultimately up to the developers to decide how they want to present their game and their characters. Who knows, maybe we’ll finally get to see Ethan’s face in a future game or DLC. Until then, keep your eyes peeled for any hidden clues!