And no, that does not mean zombie cowboys. We have Red Dead Redemption for that, thank you very much. Actually, according to a rumor posted by Kotaku the Resident Evil series is about to be handed off to a western developer. It will also have an even bigger multiplayer component than Resident Evil 5. Yay…
Just like GRIN making Bionic Commando and Blue Castle making Dead Rising 2 and Ninja Theory making Devil May Cry, Capcom might be tapping a western developer to make the next big Resident Evil game. Which one you ask? Kotaku reports that Slant Six, developer of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALS-Confrontation for PS3 has been tapped to make a new multiplayer Resident Evil game code named Resident Evil: Raccoon City.
Now, if I may editorialize for a second, I’m thinking this is true. Capcom seems to love western developers as of late. They also, given Resident Evil 5’s awkward multiplayer component, seem to want people to share in the fun of slaughtering zombies together. So going to a team well versed in multiplayer team firefights sounds like a good idea. Well, except for the fact that multiplayer firefights aren’t freaking scary. Resident Evil is supposed to be survival horror, right Capcom?
Well, anyways, I guess we just wait and see now. Hopefully this will be another Dead Rising 2 and not a Bionic Commando.