Resident Evil Series Unsure On Direction, Developers

Big changes could be in on the way for the Resident Evil series, both in terms of direction and personnel, if comments from Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi are any indication.

Speaking at a Resident Evil panel at Comic-Con, Takeuchi was asked by a fan about the possibility of a total series reboot for the next main game. His response? A little... different.

Seems Takeuchi and fellow RE veteran Masachika Kawata are playing blackjack to see who will end up producing the next Resident Evil game. For real. But they're not playing alone, because Takeuchi followed that up by saying "it doesn't appear as though either of us is going to be in charge" of the next game.

Interesting! You've got to wonder, after the lukewarm reception Resident Evil 5 received, who's going to end up producing RE6? The winner of this blackjack series, or the loser?


    Resident Evil died with Code Veronica for me. They could've changed the name of RE4 to "Tom's Spanish Holiday" and nobody would've ever noticed it was an RE game...

    plus no more wesker, time to retire the series?

    I couldn't agree more with RE needing a reboot. RE5 in my opinion was just RE4 with pretty graphics...nothing was really different.

    No Jill Valentine, no RE for me

    Whinge, whinge, whiny-whinge... I had fun. Fair enough, it was different, and not at all that scary. But it was SO RE... just RE from a different perspective. Jees, people, lighten up. They're not making games specifically for YOU, but for the market as a whole. And frankly, wandering around with a crappy control system and encountering a bunch of "cat-in-the-cupboard" scares is a little 2002 for my liking...

      "and not at all that scary"

      I think thats pretty much the sticking point here =P "Scarey" has always been a part of the RE series.. it did create the survival horror genre after all =3 I mean i'm not asking for the same "cat in the bookshelf" scare you mentioned.. but i did expect some element of "fear/tension" in there. All i got was an action game =P

      I'e played RE5 and enjoyed it.. but frankly its just not RE anymore.. it would definitely have been better if they revamped the controls, changed the titles and release it as it should be - an action game xD

    RE5 had a lukewarm reception? That's news to me. It seemed to be pretty well reviewed and recieved. The one problem is it kept reminding me how damn good 4 was.

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