Capcom Admits To Releasing Too Many Resident Evil Titles
Well, that's an astute observation, wouldn't you say?
Many long-time fans of the Resident Evil franchise have voiced their displeasure with the quality of the series over the past few years. And Capcom boss Masachika Kawata just admitted in a VideoGamer interview that in fact, the publisher released too many RE titles in the last year or two.
Kawata was responding to a question that asked if he thought his company was flooding the market with multiple Resident Evil games, a complaint many have had as of late.
"I think certainly looking at the last year or two, there probably were a few too many. I think we learned last year that putting on a lot of titles would not necessarily win over gamers," he continued. "At the same time, I don't think we should just stagger them out artificially because that's the solution to the problem we have.
We should always start by asking how do we make the games better. And if the solution to making the games better is to have a more staggered release than we've had recently then that's something we'll do. But we'll do it for that reason and not just for flipping what we've done already."
Three RE games came out last year, including the disappointing Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and the controversial Resident Evil 6. And yet, Capcom is planning to bring Revelations to the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC this May (it's a port of last year's 3DS adventure). As for the future, Kawata did say it's critical that the company "focus on creating new IPs." Yes, that sounds like a marvelous idea. But you might want to see if you can satisfy those bitter Resident Evil fans, too.
2/3/2013 10:14:25 PM Ben Dutka