David Jaffe knows how to “fix” Resident Evil
Former Eat Sleep Play director David Jaffe was asked by a gamer what he would do to “fix” Resident Evil 6 after the game got a less than fantastic Metacritic score and as Jaffe is never afraid to give his unbridled opinion on things, he put the following on Twitter:
“CHOP THE DEVELOPMENT BUDGET,”
“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 also came up with an alternative to that:
“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 .”
Although option A might surely be a fun and challenging option, I doubt big publishers like Capcom would want to run any risk. On the other hand, more money means more risk.