In the end how do we know any and all of these theories aren’t meant to point to RE6 but instead to a direct sequel to Revelations down the line? Based on descriptions of the development cycle, Capcom was already hard at work on RE6 when creating Revelations. Despite Revelations being set chronologically between RE4 and RE5, it creates too many new backstories and characters that don’t answer any lingering questions from previous games.
Instead, RER creates a whole new world for Resident Evil, tons of new characters and plot lines that are left dangling by the end. Raymond’s cryptic final statement above (said after Jessica predicts future trouble from the BSAA) points players to the future, and the future of Resident Evil is RE6. Capcom left a breadcrumb trail pointing to the plot of their next release, you just have to follow it.
Think we’re right? Wrong? We miss anything? Let us know in the comments! And if you want more RE6 speculation, check out our features on everything we know about RE6's mystery third character, our initial impressions of the RE6 reveal trailer, and GR's extended video breakdown of the first RE6 trailer.