Takeuchi: “Cultural differences” prevent Japanese working with western devs

Tuesday, 8th December 2009 07:58 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Big-time Capcom producer Jun Takeuchi – Lost Planet, Resident Evil 5 – reckons western developers can’t work with Japanese developers thanks to culture.

“The core elements of [Lost Planet 2] were developed in Japan, while the music and some of the language details were handled overseas”, he said in an internal interview.

“Cultural differences don’t allow for the smooth collaboration between Japan and developers overseas.”

Highly progressive thinking there, Jun. Thanks, Kotaku.



  1. rainer

    Eh ? dont understand the negativity from your story or Kotaku’s its more a practical observation than anything else. Most Japanese dont speak English and have a very different culture so you have a barrier in how you would go about collaborating with an overseas studio.

    Dead Rising 2 is of course Capcoms attempt at this developed by western studio but over-seen by Capcom Japan, maybe Takeuchi knows something we dont about Dead Rising 2′s development….

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