Jun Takeuchi stepped into some big shoes when he agreed to oversee "Resident Evil 5." He took over for the series founder Shinji Mikami and didn't fail to grab attention by steering the franchise in a controversial direction. After wrapping production on "Lost Planet 2," however, he doesn't see himself sticking around for "Resident Evil 6."
"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!" Takeuchi told Xbox World 360 magazine, according to CVG.
Since he didn't specify whether or not he meant the Summer and/or Winter Olympics, we can only assume that means Takeuchi will be waiting 4-8 years before considering a return to RE. By that point, we could be looking at "RE7" or even "RE10," depending on how ambitious Capcom is. The producer didn't sound like he had any regrets about the big choices he made with 5, though.
"Yes, it's true we did feel extreme pressure — and Mikami-san's shadow — after 'Resi 4,'" he explained. "However, because we were creating the sequel to this huge franchise we wanted to make our fresh direction clear."
Perhaps that means he'll stay on for "Lost Planet 3," or maybe he'll move on to a new property entirely. Capcom will have a weighty decision on their hands figuring that one out.
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