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Capcom Going The Extra Mile With RE5

Sometimes, we forget just how big the video game industry has become. Those of us who grew up with Pong can hardly believe it even when faced with the cold hard facts, but stats like this pop up and smack us back into reality.

There's no doubt that Resident Evil 5 will be one of the biggest titles of 2009, but do you realize how huge it has been behind the scenes? Capcom is really pulling out all the stops with this one, as Gamekyo tells us. First of all, the team expects to sell over 2.3 million copies of the hotly anticipated game, and they have over 400 people currently working on the project. We know it takes place in Africa, and as it turns out, Capcom actually went there so as to better understand the terrain and landscape. This reminds us of Polyphony's efforts regarding the Gran Turismo franchise; the Capcom motto for RE5 right now must be "spared no expense." Here's more of what the company had to say on their guaranteed hit for 2009:

"In addition to developing tools, we have also strengthened our game development structure. As more than 400 people including company employees and outside contractors are working on this particular title, we have reorganized the structure to assign appropriate human resources, manage development process and offer mental health care to staff in order to ensure smooth operation. Our belief while developing Resident Evil 5 was that no detail was too small when it came to graphics."

Amidst all the talk of blockbuster holiday titles, we sometimes forget that only a few months after Christmas, several other gigantic games hit store shelves. One of them is most certainly Resident Evil 5, and regardless of whether or not you're a survival/horror fan, we're hoping it'll be a must-play.

Related Game(s): Resident Evil 5

9/11/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (18 posts)

Jed
Thursday, September 11, 2008 @ 9:59:55 PM
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That sounds awesome. It always pays when the developers go "the extra mile".

Mental health care????? This game will probly be sick.

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Qubex
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 12:05:18 AM

LOL Jed!

Q!

"aLL RoAds LeAd ToO HoMe"

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eLLeJuss
Thursday, September 11, 2008 @ 10:06:20 PM
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wow.. so many huge games comin out in 2009 :p.. no doubt im getting this one though =D

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Jizmack
Thursday, September 11, 2008 @ 10:11:25 PM
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yea this is on my brothers to get list.. i just have to live that long lol

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mk ultra
Thursday, September 11, 2008 @ 10:30:53 PM
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400 people is an insane amount of people working on one game at once. I didnt think it was possible but my expectations of this game just got higher.

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Qubex
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 12:08:01 AM

Whilst the Lord Of The Rings were very special pieces of film, moving art some would say... at its height, there were a good few thousands of people working on the films, including film crew and Weta artisans, amongst others... game industry still has a way to go, but its getting there...

Q!

"aLL RoAds LeAd ToO HoMe"

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mk ultra
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 7:31:08 AM

Yeah, with the game industry catching up to the film industry, could you imagine if game budgets started to go through the roof in a couple years and they started making games with the same production values as movies.

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psxjunkhead85
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 2:01:06 AM
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Man I can't wait for this game. I think there going to sell more then what there hoping for. Xbox fans can enjoy it now. Resident 4 was a big hit still selling to this day. They got it on gamecube ps3 and wii. It never came out on xbox and I think thats how there going to get more than they think. This is my girl favotite game she plays it on gamecube all the time while I play it on ps3/bc ps2. Now she plans on getting a wii to play the wii edition. She can't wait for re5 also lol, I don't blame her seeing that she beat re4 35 times.lol lol.

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 2:16:24 AM
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i couldn't get into RE4 much if im honest, but im looking forward to this!

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Alienange
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 7:38:27 AM

Are you kidding me? RE4 is not to be missed! How did you lose interest in it? Was it because some other game came out and it got you hooked? Tell me!

RE5. Another day 1 purchase.

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Zubs
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 3:50:30 AM
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RE5 a must have!

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NuCl3aR32
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 4:47:42 AM
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RE4 gets the adrenaline pumping, expecially when the guy with the chainsaw comes at you!

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DcIronfist
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 10:26:34 AM
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So could someone who has not played Resident Evil since the original going to be ok coming back for this one??

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 10:40:07 AM
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Alienage, i just bored of it, It felt like an action game instead of a horror game, There are 2 moments that i really like:

1. The moment where your in the house & surrounded; a great tribute to Night of the Living Dead.

2. The Lab - The Lab was the only part with a frightful atmosphere, the regenerators were terrifying!

The castle i found silly, & that annoying ponce of a midget. This is one of the only games graphics that bother me, the PS2 version was really out of focus, which slightly bugs me. I just enjoyed RE 1 - 3 more.

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Alienange
Saturday, September 13, 2008 @ 6:04:04 PM

You're right about the midget. lol

Well I see where you're coming from. Still, this game is one of my favorites and it's hard to hear someone got bored of it. I played through it many times and still would go back to it today... but I've disconnected my GameCube and the Wii just doesn't get much TV time compare to the PS3.

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snglbck26
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 1:05:13 PM
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I am not a fan of horror; however the videos for this game have made it very compelling.

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tlpn99
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 2:41:10 PM
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Resident Evil 1 where the devil dogs come at you through the window even now to this day it still makes me jump and I am expecting it makes it even worse lol, so yeah few games later RE 5 will be tops :)

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Minishmaru
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 9:09:23 PM
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I wish the bluray disks would be used to their full extent. The PS3 and 360 versions still don't have anything that sets them apart except for like custom soundtracks and one or the other has better online capabilities,currently the 360. Its not that capcom is going the extra mile but theres nothing being taken advantage of on the PS3 cuz of the 360 imo

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