“We accomplished” what Capcom “wanted to do” with Operation Raccoon City, says Slant Six

Friday, 23rd March 2012 20:50 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Slant Six’s Mike Kerr has said that while studio would have liked Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City ti have received better review scores, the firm is confident it achieved what Capcom asked it to accomplish with the title.

Speaking with Eurogamer, Kerr said it’s “challenging” when a game you put a lot of work into comes out and receives such ”polarizing” review scores.

“A lot of people put a lot of time and effort into the game and obviously we’d like to see the review scores be a little better than they are right now.” he said. ”In the end, I think our position on it is that we read every review and we try to pull out all the constructive feedback that we can so we can learn a little about what people liked and what they didn’t.

“Then we look to what our internal goals were and what Capcom asked us to do and I think we accomplished what they wanted to do – we took the Resident Evil franchise in a different direction.”

Kerr said there has been some positive feedback from fans as well as bad, but it’s to be expected “with every launch.”

“We’d obviously love the review scores to be a bit higher, but we’re really happy with the fan response,” he reiterated.

“There’s always a challenge to picking up a new IP or an existing IP, especially one that is so ingrained in the industry and one that has exclusively been produced internally by a big publisher like Capcom.

“But we enjoyed the entire experience – it’s been really, really good working with Capcom. They’ve been great to us and allowed us to express our own creativity within their franchise, which is great.”

RE: Operation Raccoon City released this week. A reviews round-up can be found here.



  1. Gekidami

    What Capcom wanted was a game from a recognisable franchise, using its iconic characters and settings, thrown in with generic shooting and a multiplayer element, with a horribly off–kilter budget/profit ratio.
    So yeah, Mike, you probably did meet Capcom’s expectations. Their horribly low expectation that you’d pump out trash in a short amount of time they can make a quick buck off.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. loveaya

    This is not a good excuse. Just proves that they are not sure of the quality of REORC. CAPCOM made a bad choice. But it’s done so we’ll see the sales of the 1st week.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. KAP

    Hmmm.. Passing the buck are we guys.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    So CAPCOM want a bad game?


    #4 3 years ago
  5. AHA-Lambda

    still sounds about right
    capcom don’t know their arse from their elbows anymore so yeah.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. absolutezero

    It feels like this game has been reviewed in isolation from how its meant to be played.

    Its like reviewing the Left4Dead single player. Fucking stupid.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. LOLshock94

    @6 ikr, have you played the online for this game? thats what i was looking forward to the most.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. xxJPRACERxx

    This guy is honest.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. grenadeh

    So now that you did that could you do us the favor of fixing it? When I shoot a human being in the head 6 times with a Barret, they should have been dead the first time.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. GwynbleiddiuM

    @Erth, yeah, if you exclude their fighting franchise all they did was releasing shit games in the past 5 years or so. But Slant 6 isn’t a great developer either. The shit they did with SOCOM: Confrontation, that stink hasn’t wore off yet.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. diego-rbb-93

    Actually, Ninja Theory was a dangerous bet for DMC, but the game doesn´t look really bad, and I was sure it would be shit, but for the moment, their game is fair (despite Dante´s looking)

    But man, Slant 6? When I first heard it, I said: What the fuck can you really expect from this guys? Said and done.

    The game at the first moment didn´t look bad, but it´s been the promotion of the last weeks which have made me see how the game looked that bad… And when I finally saw the reviews… Capcom is just completely idiot. So many good studios out there, and you choose the right wrong.

    #11 3 years ago

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