Resident Evil Producer Considers New IPs to be “More Important”

on February 12, 2013 7:35 AM

In a recent interview with VideoGamer, Resident Evil: Revelations producer, Masachika Kawata, spoke candidly about his thoughts on Capcom’s decision to move forward with new intellectual properties over rehashing older titles. “Capcom has obviously never shied away from bringing back our older IPs to new generations,” Kawata said, “but I do think it’s more important for us to focus on creating new IP as we move forward.”

If Capcom as a whole shares this type of thinking, then it does not bode well for IPs like Dino Crisis and Onimusha – Let’s not forget that Street Fighter was on a very long hiatus, and Resident Evil is one more action-sequel away from arguable being completely worn out. However, if new IPs like Remember Me are indiciative of the direction that Capcom is heading, then more new ideas may be welcome from the publisher.

 /  Staff Writer
David has been a gamer since childhood and enjoys games that are able to deliver fun and intricate gameplay alongside compelling and emotional narratives. He's also a huge fan of film, television, comic books, and literature. David has his B.A. in English Language Arts from CUNY John Jay College.