Resident Evil 6 Will Be Far Longer Than RE5
By George Denison on June 19th, 2012 (11 comments)
Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, the producer of Resident Evil 6, has revealed to Playstation Blog that Resident Evil 6 will be significantly longer than Resident Evil 5. The game will feature three separate storylines, and a "Crossover" system that will seamlessly bring players together in 4 player online co-op.
"It’s quite a lot of volume", Hirabayashi said. "We estimate that each one of these storylines is probably around 70% to 80% of the volume of the whole game in Resident Evil 5. So with three separate storylines, there’s plenty to play here."
This is good news of sorts, but I'm not a believer in the idea that greater quantity equals greater quality, and it wasn't Resident Evil 5's brevity that made me dislike the game. Since it's clear by this point that Capcom aren't aiming to recreate the purist survival horror of the early Resident Evil games, they will have to make Resident Evil 6 a tour de force of over-the-top action gameplay to make it stand out from the crowd. Resident Evil 4's genius lay in the sheer abundance of innovative, successful ideas it brought to the table, and as RE4 creator Shinji Mikami said in an interview with Official Playstation Magazine (via CVG) in 2008: "Resident Evil 6 will have to reinvent the series with another full model change or else it won't be able to keep on going".
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