Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami has been hard at work on his return to survival horror, The Evil Within, and is happy to have his company Tango Gameworks flying under a Western development flag. In an interview with Games Industry International he said Western developers seem to be willing to take more risks than Japanese ones.
“In the past, what the Capcom president [Kenzo Tsuijimoto] told me was that game development is becoming more and more expensive,” he said. “Many Japanese publishers won't be investing $30 million or more in a game.” Compare that to Bethesda’s Skyrim, which reportedly had a price tag of roughly $85 million.
Mikami also said Capcom has chosen to take Resident Evil in a different direction than what he might have.
“I’m not allowed to say to bad things,” he said.
Tango Gameworks was bought by Bethesda parent company Zenimax in 2010, where the team has steadily grown while working on The Evil Within, slated to release next year. Read the full interview at the link below.
Via Games Industry International