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Resident Evil Has "Unique Problems" That Must Be Solved

When the competition begins to shine, it's time for the old ruler to make some changes.

At least, that's how Capcom views the current survival/horror situation. The publisher has confirmed the latest Resident Evil iteration, which will boast a completely new format: that of a squad-based shooter. Plus, with EA and Visceral's Dead Space series seemingly securing the lead in the evolving genre, Capcom feels the need to grow. In speaking to a French gaming publication (and as found by a NeoGAF member), the Operation Raccoon City producer answered a direct question involving Visceral's award winner:

"We have to work harder because of titles like Dead Space, to be as interesting as possible. Plus, the franchise as a whole has its own unique problems that must be solved. Our fans are also our critics, for example with RE5. Also I wouldn't directly compare RE and DS. But it's always great to see the genre be popular, it's inspiring. Yeah, there's a future for the genre!"

Tactical third-person action involving a team has typically been restricted to military-style shooters, but Capcom wants to infuse the classic RE horror into that perception. It's interesting that they don't necessarily view Dead Space as a competitor; it's a different game, certainly, but one can't argue the similarities. Either way, Capcom now believes they have to be "as interesting as possible"...and that's probably not a bad thing.

Related Game(s): Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

Tags: resident evil, operation raccoon city, capcom, dead space

3/28/2011 3:00:02 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (27 posts)

Jawknee
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 3:56:16 PM
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Stop trying to westernize your games. Problem solved in my opinion.

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gangan19
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 6:41:12 PM

alot of people are brainwashed to think, that we want future games to be westernize cause they want sales just as bad, even if they have to give up their authenticity...

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Qubex
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 9:20:26 PM

Probably too late CapSquare....

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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DarthSayver21
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 4:00:14 PM
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I love it when two studios compete against each other, both aiming to top off each others game. But most importantly is that WE gamers benefit from this. dont ya'll agree?

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jdt1981
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 4:28:04 PM
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What was wrong with the original RE formula? Sure it had some technical issues such as the tank controls and static camera that needed to be fixed but other than that I think it was fine. The last 2 RE games weren't even scary IMO, they were more of an action adventure game. Can we put the horror back in RE please?...

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CrusaderForever
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 5:05:51 PM

I would love to see a RE game that controls just like DS. Now that would be perfect for me.

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Wissam
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 7:25:21 PM

I would take that tank control and static camera over the likes of RE5 any day.

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shadowpal2
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 4:35:39 PM
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Resident Evil? What's the problem? Well there wasn't much of a problem with any of the Resident Evils except...RESIDENT EVIL 5. Why?

Because it just wasn't SCARY. NOTHING WAS SCARY ABOUT IT. Just go through the levels and survive. That's it. Send some chills down my spine Capcom - problem solved!

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kraygen
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 4:37:57 PM
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I'm always in favor of healthy competition when the result is better games all around. Sounds like this might be the case with the new RE.

Never been a fan, but this peaks my interest a bit in this one.

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CrusaderForever
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 5:04:29 PM
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Wow, DS the incredible IP that just keeps giving and giving! Because DS is so spectacular it is making Capcom fix RE! So we will hopefully get a better controlled game than RE5. I loved RE5 but felt the controls were really restrictive. I also REALLY loved RE4 and look forward to its HD PSN iteration. I thought DS2 was perfect in the control department. This is good news and I am happy to see Capcom acknowledge the greatness and relevance that is DS.

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Excelsior1
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 5:15:54 PM
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unique problems that must be solved? let players be able move, and shoot. give the game the same atmosphere of the lost in nightmares content. that about solves it.

re5 was one of my first disapointments this gen along with dmc4, i did not like the roided out chris, or the forced coop in the single player campign. like i've mentionred before, about the only boss battle i enjoyed was u87. return the game to the classic enemies like the tyrant, nemesis, lickers, or any other crazy mutants. ditch that tentacle crap.

finally, if you give enemies machine guns, at least let us be able to move and shoot. come on re6, i'm pulling for you.

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JMO_INDY
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 5:39:09 PM
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Silent Hill will be my game of choice for the Horror genre, leaves RE and DS in the dust!

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Radiohead
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 6:18:51 PM
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Forget RE, Ill just buy the new Yakuza themed game.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 6:25:05 PM

If it ever leaves Japanese shores I agree. Yakuza spinoffs have trouble in that area.

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Kiryu
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 8:14:05 PM

@world Have some faith.
Yakuza of the end is going to be coming to US.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 6:24:08 PM
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Umm, you don't grow and evolve by simply co-opting another genre's format.

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Lairfan
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 6:30:39 PM
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Well, its good to see that Capcom's actually trying to keep up with its competition instead of getting complacent. I'm much more into DS's story and setting/atmosphere, but I'll be sure to check the new RE out. I just hope its much less action-focused than RE5 was (although I'm not hopeful right now, what with its description as a tactical TPS developed by Slant Six and all).

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Scarecrow
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 7:11:57 PM
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How many years will these Japanese companies spend trying to "westernize" their games and keep failing at it?

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Wissam
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 7:23:39 PM
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Rest in peace RE series. you will be missed.

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Danny007
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 9:01:17 PM
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I wish more developers would try to make more games in the survival/horror genre. Seeing more creative ideas come forward would mean new IPs that we just might find to love.

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Snaaaake
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 9:35:22 PM
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RE5 could have been scary if it isn't for the bright environment in certain areas.

I recently watched the RE Revelation demo and that look scary with all these dark corridors, not to mention you can move and aim at the same time.
Now that's what RE5 should have been.

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ryu
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 9:38:11 PM
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copying someone else's idea isn't "interesting"

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CoolBLKguy
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 @ 12:58:21 AM
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Is it really that hard to solve? People have asked for 3 simple things: bring zombies back, allow the player to move while shooting and bring back the original style. RE5 is the most disappointing game ever in my whole lifetime of gaming, terrible game.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 @ 7:56:53 AM
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It's kinda funny reading these comments regarding RE5 and how horribly bad it was. RE5 was my first Resident Evil game and I thought it was quite fun.
So I guess guess it's also a question of perspective... I don't know what I've missed out on with the earlier RE's.

Although it must be said, I played the entire game in co-op mode with a good buddy of mine, and that always adds a lot to the fun factor.


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THEVERDIN
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 @ 4:18:51 PM

You really should play the 1st RE it actually scared the S**T out of people. I loved it and still have it. BTW I think it's available on PSN.

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RX78Zero
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 @ 5:23:02 PM
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Anyone played a good amount of Nazi zombies? It has no on going narrative, all you do is just survive for as long as you can by yourself or with 3 other people.
This gives me a good a idea of what their trying to achive gameplay wise. Working together in a situation that would be to much for one person to handel.

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DirtySkillzHD
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 @ 11:39:03 PM
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Theyre just worried about there wallets while re gets ruined

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