When asked whether the fixed viewpoints and slower pacing of the original games could return, Resident Evil 6 producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi said that such a style would be best suited to a handheld.
"I think nowadays that would be hard putting an old-school-style console game on, say, the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, I don't think the technology is suited for that style of gameplay," he told Digital Spy at gamescom.
"But that's not to say we couldn't do that on another platform. I think mobile platforms, for example, might be suited to a classic Resident Evil game. For example on PSP you could definitely do a classic-style game like that."
Kobayashi, who started at Capcom as a programmer on the original Resident Evil in 1996 and was a producer on Resident Evil 4, added that he personally wouldn't want to make such a game at the moment.
"It would be interesting to make, but personally speaking I'm not sure if it's the game I'd want to make right now. I would want to make something completely different if I had the opportunity."
The last Resident Evil release to use fixed, isometric camera angles was GameCube adventure Resident Evil Zero in 2002.
> Read our latest preview of Resident Evil 6 from gamescom
Copyright: CapcomEarlier this month, Capcom announced a dedicated free online Resident Evil service to store gameplay stats and help players find co-op matches.
Unveiled during Capcom's gamescom conference, ResidentEvil.net will showcase players' top scores for comparison with friends, introduce social features such as Twitter integration, and play host to official online competitions.
Announced earlier this year, Resident Evil 6 is set 15 years after the Raccoon City incident and takes place in the infected town of Tall Oaks, as well as China.
Capcom recently confirmed an unlockable Ada Wong campaign and unveiled a Left 4 Dead-inspired 'Agent Hunt' mode.
The game is the firm's largest ever production, with more than 600 staff involved in its development.
Resident Evil 6 will be available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 2. A PC release will follow, but has not yet been dated.
View the gamescom trailer for Chris's campaign in Resident Evil 6 below: