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Resident Evil 6 A Long Ways Off

We hope you're satisfied with Resident Evil 5 because if you're holding your breath for the next installment, you're not gonna make it.

In speaking to The Gadget Show's Jason Bradbury, RE5 producer Masachika Kawata has said that Resident Evil 6 could be in development for the next eight years. In fact, despite earlier supposed confirmations, Kawata won't even say they've decided to make another RE entry. According to the last update, Capcom said RE6 would be a complete departure from the standard tradition of the long-running franchise; many interpreted this as meaning we'll finally be able to shoot and move at the same time. But either way, people are expecting a completely new look the next time we see RE...and now, it seems we may not see it. Well, at least not for quite a while. Said Kawata:

"We haven't decided whether we're going to make Resident Evil 6 yet. But if we do, it could take anywhere up to eight years, but hopefully only four."

Four years certainly sounds a heck of a lot better than eight, but even that puts the next RE in 2013, which many die-hard fans may consider unacceptable. We'd like to say that we expect to hear more RE-related information in the near future, but after such a statement, it's difficult to believe. Maybe RE5 is worth playing through again...?

Related Game(s): Resident Evil 5

3/25/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (18 posts)

Random_Steve
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 11:08:32 AM
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theyde better make good use of that time then, make it better than re5, from what ive heard, is

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King James
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 11:10:06 AM
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I want to see a ground-breaking RE handheld title.

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Naga
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 11:56:45 AM
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BUT they could focus on Devil May Cry 5, DMC & RE PSP and maybe an IP in between the 8 years

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Cpt_Geez
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 12:09:20 PM
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Hopefully capcom changes it back to just controling one character. RE5 kinda reminds me of army of two.

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fatelementality
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 1:05:08 PM
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Simple question here. Does anyone give a flying squirrel's nuts about what is out NOW. I know it's important to look to the future, but COME ON!! MG5, RE6, GTAV. Can't we take a little time to appreciate what is already in front of us. Anyone ever hear of "stop and smell the roses" I remember hearing about what the PS4 would be like when the PS3 was in it's infancy. Gee, I wonder how great God of War 4 is going to look. Can't wait till Killzone 3 comes out. I'm not blaming you Ben, I know you have to keep pumping out those articles, but people don't seem to enjoy what they have. If I were a little kid playing Super Mario with my dad and said "I can't wait for Super Mario 2" He woulda smacked the living dog teeth outta me :)

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Silent_J
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 1:27:42 PM

lol so true.we do have some great stuff to play right now,I think we should savor the goodness .

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Deadman
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 5:03:57 PM

Right on! Hell I occupy my time by playing older games I over looked MGS4 turned me on to the series so I just recently pick up the collection pack and started playing them.

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fatelementality
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 5:08:47 PM

Yeah, they're incredible. Don't forget to get Portable ops. It has a full blown story line with original voices. If you don't have a psp, you can youtube the entire storyline.

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fuk u
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 1:20:38 PM
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RE5 is very much so worthy of going through agian and agian, there is tons of unlockables. Im on my 3rd go and im not bored of it in anyway.. escpecially now that ive picked up the guide for all those BSAA emlems,treasures, and hidden maps.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 1:30:37 PM
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Coming in 4-5 years: Cell shaded mini-game suite based on the long running Resident Evil/Biohazard franchise.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 2:14:39 PM
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If they want it multiplatform then it's gonna have to go on the next xbox.

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 3:45:11 PM
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Woah! Thats almost a decade for one damn game! Remember when games were made by bored ass GUYs (singular!). Now they are surpassing what it takes to make a movie!

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dveisalive
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 5:05:49 PM
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I think they should go back to the horrific roots, even though I love the action style!

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 7:38:38 PM
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It'd take them that long to just let us move and shoot at the same time? The core of the game only needs to have one crucial flaw fixed in order for it to be fantastic.

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ImTheMan
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 11:34:49 PM

Already is fantastic

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 8:25:05 PM
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What the man......we have to wait so long?
I thought developers are getting the hang of developing games for Blu-Ray?
Anyway, who knows, maybe there will be no more Wesker or Umbrella.

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 9:26:46 PM
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Well think of it this way, how many resident evil games came out between RE3 and RE4? Well there was Code Veronica, RE Zero, RE Outbreak 1&2, RE Dead Aim, and probably a few that I don't know about. So saying that RE6 is a long ways off is in no way saying that it will be a while before we see another RE game

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Robochic
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 11:00:10 PM
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I can wait for another RE game as long as they make it good and take their time i'm cool with that.

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