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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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Good. RE 5 sucked anyway.
Interesting. I loved RE4 and like RE5. I think the series is heading in the right direction with the last two installments. I think the co-op/partner mechanic should be thoroughly refined or removed. It made RE5 frustrating at times. However, I loved the pace and action of RE5.
I just want a good game, and I don't care who makes it.
whatever they do with RE, i'd love to see the Sony Move as a control OPTION, like re5 is maybe supposed to be at some point in the future(?) I really loved re5, but it'd be nice if re6 was a lone player sort of game.
Screw Takeuchi he ran Resident evil into the ground with the last game.I hope Mikami takes back the helm and does what he did for the series with Resident Evil 4(reinvent it while still keeping the horror intact).Also Lost Planet 2 is Mediocre,and feebles in comparison to the Resident Evil series.
I think it's a good idea for RE to be put on hold for a couple of years. RE4 was undoubtadly awesome. RE5 was also good, but it lost almost all of it's survival horror. I love games that scare the $H1t outta me like Silent Hill, Doom 3, and FEAR. Resident Evil is more action oriented, that's why Silent Hill is the true king of survival horror. I still have love for RE, but RE needs an overhaul and a return to it's roots.
Thank god. Go back to the RE roots minus tank controls. Maybe bring back Leon... (ignore the fangirl squeal)
RE 5 wasn't even a RE game; it was a standard shoot 'em up with no horror. I agree with BloodyMurder, a remake of the originals with RE4 controls would be superb.
Can't wait for RE6
@ S.T.A.R.S. Officer
Are you saying Code Veronica was bad. If, so, then you don't deserve have any username that plays on a RE aspect. Code Veronica was the best game in the series, hands down.
ENOUGH!! is this game ever going to end?? Myself I'm done playing these. they just go on and on and on. Whats next aliens came down and game a doctor the virus. And Chris has to steal a rocket ship and soar to Mars and destroy the virus there. And than 7 you have to go back to earth, head to the north pole and make sure Santa Clause does not spread the virus to the people in his gifts. hahahahahahah
RE3. Definitely the scariest. Go back to that and we'll talk
zombies + night time + NOT this director = groovy :)
seriously i for one am quite the opposite of sad about this news, RE5, as cool as it was, was such a drastic change from the series (even moreso than 4). sooooooooooooo george romero needs to hook up with hideo kojima and do a badass reboot of Resident Evil series :D
I hope re6 is like the old games. When playing 5 I found myself missing the puzzles and traps. I say "good reddens" to the guy!
yoo thats so messed up RE is like my favorite game. i was expecting may be next year i will be able to put my hands on a new RE6. but i guess not. i have follow the series from RE 1 to 5, including RE code veronica, umbrella chronicles, dark side chronicles, and RE 0. is a huge disappointment. my favorite was yes RE4