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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.

Tags: resident evil, resident evil games, resident evil sequels, capcom

2/3/2013 10:14:25 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (15 posts)

Lord carlos
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 11:11:13 PM
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Re orc was better than 6 and a lot harder.
RE 7 starring barry burton....his wife & kids are missing...theres zombies a plenty and little ammo to spare!

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Geobaldi
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 11:13:38 PM
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Too many RE titles and no good ones since 2004.

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Lord carlos
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 11:32:11 PM

RE5 is RE4 with co op and a few extra moves
best played with a buddy who knows what their doing

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Nas Is Like
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 11:34:44 PM

RE5 can't be like RE4 when the atmosphere of the game is a lot different.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 11:53:47 PM

RE4 was still creepy though.

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Geobaldi
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 11:56:34 PM

Unfortunately, RE4&5 came out after 2004. And I agree, RE5 was a bit more actiony, and wasn't quite as dark, as RE4.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 11:56:21 PM
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Well, see, Capcom, just because you release a game a few years apart doesn't mean it has been staggered out. It means you took time to make it great, sorta like Uncharted and others do. No, nobody is suggesting you slap some parts together and then wait for a couple years to release it.

Might wanna look why people liked the franchise to begin with, then work from there for a couple years and like finish it up and lovingly release a horror masterpiece as opposed to staggering out claptrap productions.

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McClane
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 12:17:02 AM

Horror has been pretty much forgotten by EVERY single company in the business nowadays, action ( especially FPS ) is what dictates the current trends in gaming.

I don't think we'll ever see another horror masterpiece as you say n a very long time unfortunately...

I'd give anything to have a current gen Fatal Frame right now...

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Geobaldi
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 12:37:18 AM

Actually there were a decent amount of horror games that came out this past year, but they were primarily on PC and made by Indie studios. Games like Slender, Lone Survivor, Home, Don't Starve, Anna, Erie, and The Corridor, come to mind.

"I don't think we'll ever see another horror masterpiece as you say n a very long time unfortunately..."

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs comes out this spring. And if it's anywhere close to being as creepy as Amnesia: The Dark Decent was, then we're in for a treat.

And I agree. The Fatal Frame franchise was fantastic. Shame it's been relegated down to the 3DS now for it's most current title.

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McClane
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 3:44:39 AM

@Geobaldi:

You're right, on PC there have been good games but my biggest problems are and I don't think I'm alone here:

1) I can only afford one type of games, I can't afford both PS3 and PC

2) I prefer to enjoy the horror experience on my 40" TV.

Other than that I agree with you, Amnesia Dark Descent was extremely creepy, topping any Fatal Frame or Silent Hill...

It's a shame neither one of the Amnesias are on PS3

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Geobaldi
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 6:03:35 AM

Concerning your first point, yeah it's understandable if people can only afford one platform out of the ones available. That's the situation I'm currently in as well but luckily I was able to get the ones I wanted before the hard times hit. Others aren't as lucky, and I understand that. I wish that wasn't the case but that's the reality unfortunately :(

As for the second point, that is one argument that most console only gamers bring up all the time. However, it is an argument that holds no ground at all as PC's have been able to connect to big screen television sets for a while now. All it usually takes is one cord, and in some cases an adapter as well. Same goes for the whole sitting on the couch and playing thing, as PC's are quite capable of the same activity. And with Steam having added big screen mode to it's service, that's just more proof that they can do the same things in the living room that consoles can.

Every thing that the Amnesia developers have been saying so far makes it sound like the new title may surpass The Dark Descent. Randomized AI being the biggest change this time around. They've guaranteed that this will be the scariest in the series so far. And I can't wait to get my mitts on it.

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cadpig
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 1:49:20 AM
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Serves them right for trying to change resident evil from survival horror to action shooter.

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___________
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 2:41:38 AM
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makes me wonder now that since revelations has become so popular, and there bringing it to consoles, will crapcom FINALLY wake up and smell the beans?
i mean come on, when you have what was a spin of for the 3DS selling better than the series main sequel, RE6, you know your doing something wrong!
thats assuming the remake of revelations will sell well.........
well, heres your chance guys, put your money where your mouth is and buy it!
otherwise, well, you have no one but yourselves to blame when crapcom brings out RE7 in the typical co-op gears wannabee style theve been going since RE4.

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telly
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 1:32:47 PM
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Really hope these guys reboot the series, which they are apparently considering. The plots, characters and writing were always terrible, and now the gameplay is boring and unscary as well. Start over -- haunted mansion, stranded rescue team, severely limited supplies, and a whole lot of dark corners. Fingers crossed.

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DjStiv3
Thursday, February 07, 2013 @ 2:50:25 PM
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i swear if i dont get revelations on the vita....
AHHHHH i swear to god...
would be great to also see a port of RE4 & CV ported to the vita... to finish off everything they should port the gamecube games and quit suckin nintendos tit.. they always get the good shit

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