Rumor: Capcom Taps SOCOM Devs For New Resident Evil
Quick, what does Resident Evil have to do with SOCOM? ...give up?
Capcom has been big on farming out several major franchises this generation, and that includes Ninja Theory's current Devil May Cry reboot project, GRIN's ill-fated Bionic Commando and Blue Castle Games' popular Dead Rising 2. Now, it seems the Japanese publisher may have tapped SOCOM developer Slant Six Games to handle the newest Resident Evil iteration. This according to Kotaku, where they have a document that indicates a "team-based RE game is currently in development at Slant Six." The project has the codename, "Resident Evil: Raccoon City" for now, and the team in question appears to be beefing up their Vancouver staff for this new title. On their official website, the studio says they're working on "an amazing new project" and they're working with "a new publishing partner on a world class franchise." Lastly, this past March, Slant Six was looking for a "Japanese translator/interpreter." Well, what more evidence do you need? This might be a done deal.
Can you imagine a new Resident Evil coming from the SOCOM guys? And how will the fans respond to that whole "team-based," presumably multiplayer-oriented thing? Hmm...
11/1/2010 9:27:02 PM Ben Dutka