Resident Evil 6 could take up to eight years, says Kawata
- Posted March 25th, 2009 at 06:53 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 52 Comments
Capcom’s Masachika Kawata has admitted that development of Resident Evil 6 could take anywhere in the region of four to eight years.
Speaking to The Gadget Show, the Resident Evil 5 producer confirmed that a sixth instalment in the long running horror franchise has yet to be decided, hinting that fans may have an arduous wait on their hands.
“We haven’t decided whether we’re going to make Resident Evil 6 yet,” said Kawata “But if we do, it could take anywhere up to eight years, but hopefully only four.”
All we know so far is that Resident Evil 6 will offer a complete overhaul for the series, though quite how Capcom intends to go about this is anyone’s guess. The company previously hinted that there's a chance the zombies may make a return, though for all we know it could be something entirely different altogether.
- 3:03am EDT - March 25th, 2009
This doesn't really make any sense, in one instance they say its not decided if there is even gonna be a No.6, and in another its rumored that zombies may make a return. Not only that but on what basis is this 4-8 years? its not based in any reality as far as i can see, its just a number plucked out of the air.
- 3:17am EDT - March 25th, 2009
Well thats ridiculous, and ok in a way. They've said they're going to completely re-shape the series with the 6th if they make it (again), and there prob will be loads of hype with a trailer that will come out and will take years to make (like killzone 2), but 4 - 8 years is a bit much.
- 3:29am EDT - March 25th, 2009
i dont think they have the resources to make a good game, so thats why it will take so long
- 3:35am EDT - March 25th, 2009
Wish they could be little bit faster than that.
I'll be over 25 years old by then... :(
- 3:37am EDT - March 25th, 2009
It will take them that long to think of a better control scheme?
- 3:44am EDT - March 25th, 2009
An estimate is just an estimate, however an estimate of 4-8 years is taking the mick. Also, 8 years seriously? Are they making it for the PS3 or the PS4?
- 4:01am EDT - March 25th, 2009
There is no way it would take that long, not only because of possible spin offs. Like we have seen in the past, but because there is way too much money to be lost by hesitating.
- 4:19am EDT - March 25th, 2009
If it takes that long it will suffer the same as RE5 as not being anything new. For years we heard about RE5 but when it came along games like Uncharted, MGS4, Gears of War and KIllzone were already here and had surpassed it before it was even released. If Capcom want to make an outstanding game they should not start relaxing now, they should start making RE6 right away.
- 4:20am EDT - March 25th, 2009
Yeah, if its gonna be an overhaul, I dont think 6 is going to be at the end of the title, imo. Secondly, I honestly believe Capcom has really shot their wad with SF4 gaining new ground with some fans not previously into fighters (me), and losing fans of the old itinerations that dont like it for some reason. RE5's dev cost must have been ridiculous, and we really dont know if its gaining Capcom any profit yet. If I were in Capcom's shoes right now, I would "rent" out the rights to another developer, and see what they come up with (spinoff), it may lead to new and fresh ideas.
- 4:42am EDT - March 25th, 2009
A resident evil per system. They still have to wait for the next gen system and start working on it. The only thing they can do now is to design the concept, the storyline and so on.
Other than that I probably be married by then hahaha
- 5:23am EDT - March 25th, 2009
@biolol, I second that notion. I wouldn't shed a tear if I never saw another Resident Evil. Capcom should try their own 'Heavy Rain'.
- 5:32am EDT - March 25th, 2009
****ing finally you get the hint?! Put the zombies in fix the controls or go back to the old tank style. Just bring RE back.
- 5:36am EDT - March 25th, 2009
only ever played re2 & 3 on ps1 they were great :) didnt like the re5 demo wasnt dark and scary! they should just go back to that aweusm crap in your pants when you see a scary zombie style of game!
- 6:00am EDT - March 25th, 2009
thats seriously just way too long. you take that long, PSU will give you an 8.0 just to spite you.
- 6:07am EDT - March 25th, 2009
LOL!!! 8 years??? DAMN you guys at capcom are full of yourselves. The most impressive technology goes to Killzone and that didn't take 8 years. Hey, maybe GG should do RE6
- 6:13am EDT - March 25th, 2009
i cant wait that long. they need to release some kind of RE sub game in between.
- 6:36am EDT - March 25th, 2009
it shouldn't take 8 years. If it takes 8 years to do an overhaul of a game, then they should just stop making this game and stick to Street Fighter. It's already been proven quite a few times that the longer a game takes doesn't mean it's going to be great. Infact, it causes people to get overhyped the closer those games get that take damn near forever. 4 to 8 freakin years, arg. Kawata doesn't make any sense, "but if we do, it could take anywhere up to eight years, but hopefully only four."
please give Kawata the boot.
- 6:37am EDT - March 25th, 2009
That really stinks, by than I'll be near thirty years old! Knowing me I'll still probably be playing video games. lol
- 7:09am EDT - March 25th, 2009
I'm 29 and no signs of a slow down yet
- 8:02am EDT - March 25th, 2009
8 years is a ridiculously long time. Really, 8 years from now we'll be well into the next gen.
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