Capcom’s Jun Takeuchi has said that he doesn’t plan on returning to the Resident Evil series anytime soon.
Speaking with Xbox World 360, the RE5 and Lost Planet 2 producer said that due to the “extreme pressure” of following up Shinji Mikami’s Resident Evil 4, he will probably not be involved with the creation of Resident Evil 6.
“Yes, it’s true we did feel extreme pressure – and Mikami-san’s shadow – after Resi 4,” Takeuchi told the magazine. “However, because we were creating the sequel to this huge franchise we wanted to make our fresh direction clear.
“Personally, I don’t think I’m gonna deal with Resident Evil 6 at all – as far as the series is concerned I’m not planning to return until at least two more Olympics have passed.”
So, sometime after 2014, then we reckon.
Surely Capcom will have another or two out before then, though, and Paul W.S. Anderson will probably put out three more films for it too.