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As the mastermind behind Resident Evil 5 (and more recently, Lost Planet 2), Jun Takeuchi had a very tough act to follow considering Resident Evil 4's massive success. Today word has surfaced that Takeuchi doesn’t want to “deal” with the series for about four years. Takeuchi spoke with Xbox World 360 Magazine about making RE 5, stating that he felt “extreme pressure” following the footsteps of Shinji Mikami, creator of RE 4.Yes, it's true we did feel extreme pressure - and Mikami-san's shadow - after Resi 4," said Takeuchi. "However, because we were creating the sequel to this huge franchise we wanted to make our fresh direction clear.""Personally, I don't think I'm gonna deal with Resident Evil 6 at all,” he continued. ”As far as the series is concerned I'm not planning to return until at least two more Olympics have passed!"To be clear, this doesn't mean that there won't be another Resident Evil
game within four years, it simply means someone else will produce it. Takeuchi's departure from the series will come as sad news to those who loved RE 5, but fans craving a new direction for the series should be intrigued by the possibilities.
In addition to Mikami, Hiroyuki Kobayashi also helped craft Resident Evil 4. As of now Kobayashi is working on an unannounced project at Capcom. Fans worried that the series may be mishandled by a producer unfamiliar to the series can hold out hope that it's Kobayashi working on RE 6.
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I haven't followed the RE series except for RE5 (which was good at best, average at worst), but this will definitely open up some new windows.
And not to nitpick, but doesn't the above picture seem like a little bit of a spoiler tease for those who haven't played the game yet?
I wonder if that means he knows RE6 is being planned or in work right now...I have played all RE games...including the survivor and outbreak ones...hopefully we hear some official news about RE6 soon
I really hope the series goes back to horror. RE5 was an action game from start to finish and I have to say I was dissapointed.
hopefully the RE4 guy will come back
Sounds good to me, I would like to see a major evolution in the series... make controls tight, and make close quarters encounters mean something - running past, or just hoping the stupid AI won't attack as you walk by doesn't make for a horrific atmosphere...
Resident Evil 3 will always rein supreme. Resident Evil 4 was awesome for the next gen consoles of the time. Resident Evil 5 was crap. It lost the last bit of its survival horror it had. Resident Evil was meant to be scary. No offense to anyone who likes the game, but that game was not Resident Evil.
Just give us another remake of the first and second for 360/PS3 with RE4 controls.
I really hope there are some shake-ups in the RE world. I couldn't play RE5 because you couldn't move while shooting. It just seemed like such a barrier. I couldn't do it.
I want the series to go back to it's roots, but keep RE4/5 style gameplay. Put us back in the middle of Raccoon City and give us zombie hordes!
I liked RE4 and RE5, but they were missing that classic feel that I loved about RE1 and 2.
I loved the "Lost in Nightmares" DLC and would like to see more of that. I know they have redone RE1 already, but what about redoing RE2 with over the shoulder perspective and co-op gameplay? I'm all for that!
That would be an AWESOME idea. Not that there was anything wrong with the first ones; I'm a fan of the entire series. It would just be great to go back through those games on our current consoles from a different perspective.
RE6 doesn't deserve to be called "Resident Evil 6"
Capcom is saying it's going to be a reboot, and if it's going to be a reboot, it shouldn't keep going along in the series. Uh... Code Veronica, Outbreak series anyone?
CAPCOM should not walk the path of Activision. Look at the Call of Duty series, Guitar Hero series, and Tony Hawk series. One game too many in a span of less than a few years and you can tell future generations that you were responsible for their deaths.
I want a Resident Evil that freaked me out as much as the first one. Back in the days of Play Station 1. I liked 5, but like Jonathan Estrella said, it's an action game not a horror game.
This is indeed sad news.... just for RE5 gold edition I already logged 27 hours into it.... I expect 50+ hours.... RE6????
AHHHHHHHH he looks scary not looks cool
man that stinks but lost planet 2 looks AMAZING
Meh, this news doesn't mean anything to me. I say let this guy work on the Lost Planet series, I won't be playing it. As for RE6, let's hope the next top dog at the helm does a better job than 5. I agree with Danny D though, it won't out do RE3.
I really hope they take the next game back to its roots. Where the environments were dark and you werent sure what might pop out at you. Fighting zombies in the day light felt like another day at the office lol.