Resident Evil 6: Capcom ‘pressured to live up to Resi 4 standards’

Friday, 3rd August 2012 09:06 GMT By Dave Cook

Resident Evil 6 is trying to cater for fans of all Resident Evil titles, but developer Capcom is still feeling the heat off the success of Shinji Mikami’s fourth instalment.

In an interview with AusGamers, executive producer, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, producer, Yoshiaki Hirabayashi and director, Eiichiro Sasaki discussed Resident Evil 6′s development.

The interview doesn’t say which member of the team answered the questions, but when asked if the studio felt pressured by the high standard of Resident Evil 4′s success, Capcom explained. “As you said, RE4 is a critically acclaimed game and there is always the pressure to live up to that.”

“It was very well-recieved,” the team continued, “But then if you look at RE5 it was actually our biggest Resident Evil game ever. So in that sense we were able to get the game into the hands of more players out there – probably a lot of new players as well.”

“So there’s a lot of expectation from fans of both games really, so we’ve tried to listen to the feedback about what people liked about [Resident Evil] 4, and what they liked about 5, and follow up on that and try and incorporate that into the production of Resident Evil 6 and make something that really is appealing to all the fans.”

Resident Evil 6 launches October 2 on PS3 and Xbox 360



  1. TheBlackHole

    I like where they’re going – keeping the co-op (particularly split-screen) but adding more horror and variety.

    Looking forward to it.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. loveaya

    Without Mikami Shinji, Resident Evil gets worse and worse. So Resident Evil 6 gonna be worse than RE5 so i won’t buy it until the golden edition~

    #2 2 years ago
  3. xino

    one of the high best quality Japanses game i haven’t seen in ages.

    it does deserve a big purchase.
    Capcom made a lot of money on RE5 with so many of their releases.

    this game is just packed with quality, presentation and contents.

    i’m deeply looking forward to the Agent Hunt mode.
    You replay the single player and people who completed the story can invade your game as zombies.

    which means we don’t need to worry about Mercanaies mode
    i would be surprise if RE6 also include Multiplayer.

    if it does, then Capcom really NEEDS to throw in the £1million marketing!

    #3 2 years ago

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