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