Producer of Resident Evil 5 Steps Away From Series

By François Chang

May 7, 2010

In a recent interview with Xbox World 360 magazine, Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi has made it known that he does not want anything to do with the zombie shooting franchise in the near future. One of the reasons for his departure may have to do with the enormous pressure Takeuchi faced when he took over the franchise after Resident Evil 4 creator Shinji Mikami left the company.

“Yes, it’s true we did feel extreme pressure – and Mikami-san’s shadow – after Resi 4,” Takeuchi told Xbox World Magazine. “However, because we were creating the sequel to this huge franchise we wanted to make our fresh direction clear. 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!”

This comes as either good news or bad news, depending on whether or not you liked Resident Evil 5. Let’s just hope Resident Evil 6 will be a great as possible.


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François Chang

Working on the DualShockers staff as both an editor and community manager since late 2009, François is absolutely no stranger to the videogame industry. He is a graduate from the City College of New York, and has his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising. His next step is to obtain his Master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Before starting his career, François has been gaming since the age of 2 with Super Mario World, and he has never looked back since. Gaming may be his profession, but it has always been his passion.

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