Resident Evil 5: The Last Of Its Kind?
Resident Evil 5 is guaranteed to turn plenty of heads, even if some say it doesn't offer a next-gen upgrade because Capcom decided to stick with the "tank controls." This opposing side thought the RE series would've received another huge renovation this generation, but RE5 is still gonna be great...and RE6 will actually gives us that "reboot."
During a recent 1Up interview with Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi, he confirmed that RE5 will probably be the very last of its kind. In other words, as RE4 reinvented the long-running survival/horror series, RE6 will do the same thing. We have no idea what kind of overhaul we can expect, but we get the feeling that it's going to include something more action-oriented; the fans appear to have spoken, right? Capcom likely had this plan in place long before the uprising that said they didn't want to see the tank controls again, but as Capcom is well known for listening to their fans, you never know what kind of impact they can have... We'll be very interested to hear more details on the next RE project, especially after Takeuchi's mini-announcement here. The question is, what would you want to see in the next installment? Something as simple as moving when you shoot? Or a more drastic change, one that might implement elements of other action/adventure titles like Uncharted or Gears of War? Or would you rather they just stick with the current formula?
We have little doubt that RE5 is a great game (we know it is), but it's always interesting to consider new possibilities for franchises, especially when we're talking about a total reinvention.
Related Game(s): Resident Evil 5
2/23/2009 Ben Dutka