[ x ] remove ads and scale site to 1080p+
[ x ] remove the ads & get mobile premium
pay whatever you want to upgrade
 
 

How David Jaffe would fix Resident Evil 6

9:00 AM on 10.06.2012·  2 minute read   ·  Jim Sterling@JimSterling
0

Twisted Metal dev dishes out financial advice to Capcom

What I love about David Jaffe is that he'll answer questions and damn the consequences. He was asked by one gamer how he'd fix Resident Evil 6, the polarizing action game that's received a famous critical mauling. He shared his view in no uncertain terms. 

"CHOP THE DEVELOPMENT BUDGET," he said on Twitter. "Give a small, hungry, visionary team 3-5 million bucks, make a 2-3 hour digital only game and put the money into paying for a creative way to reinvent the genre. Hell, if I was not doing what I was doing now you can BET I'd be out on Kickstarter trying to raise 400-700K for my take on a super low budget horror game with the goal of making the SCARIEST game of all time!"

He had an alternative idea, too. Let it not be said that Jaffe won't cover all the bases ...

\ We've blogged about this before: read (77) back stories 

 

"If you are going to compete with the big boys then fucking show up and play serious. Get a AAAAA developer or build one, spend the money, and call it a day. 

"Both would work, but I'd choose a :)."

The former Eat Sleep Play director did confess to having not played the game himself yet, but used his development knowledge to pinpoint the issue. He also stated that finishing and shipping any sort of game was an accomplishment in and of itself, so he has no intention of bashing the team that worked on the title. 

Really, Jaffe's financial advice works for most "AAA" games these days. The budgets are escaping the sensible means of the publishers, and it's hardly surprising they're all terrified of risks and untested ideas. When you have a massive budget and 600 developers working on one game, I don't see how it wouldn't result in chaos fueled by terror.

The old adage about too many cooks may be corny, but there's some merit to it.

 

Enlighten an uninformed cougar: FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
 

#Action #Capcom #David Jaffe #Developer stuff #PC #PS3 #Resident Evil #third-person shooter #Twitter #Xbox 360
 
 
 
[x] advertisement
 
 


Jim SterlingFormer Reviews Editor // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts12537Blogs 194Following42Followers1559

Destructoid reviews editor, responsible for running and maintaining the cutting edge videogame critique that people ignore because all they want to see are the scores at the end. Also a regular f... more
Similar stories on Destructoid:
 
 


Dtoid is fighting adblockalypse without native ad article bullsh* thanks to Huge Members. Please give them sex or donuts:

MatteoC
MatteoC


Since 7:48 AM on 05.14.2014

User Avatar
RogerWilco


Since 5:31 PM on 03.31.2016

HoneyBadgersWetDream
HoneyBadgersWetDream


Since 8:26 AM on 11.15.2011

PirnceTuna
PirnceTuna


Since 5:32 PM on 09.24.2011

 

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.





Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!