Capcom's Resi Evil 5 producer Masachika Kawata has said the next iteration could eat up eight years, if they plan on doing a number six that is.
They "haven't decided" if Resi Evil 6 is on the books yet, and that "hopefully only four" years will be needed to make it if they do. Capcom have already said the franchise is rebooting.
While Resident Evil 5 doesn't seem quite a critically popular as number 4 was - surely Capcom have no desire to let the franchise just wither on the vine now? "We haven’t decided whether we’re going to make Resident Evil 6 yet. But if we do, it could take anywhere up to eight years, but hopefully only four," the exec tells .
This latest Resident Evil is meant to be the new direction for the veteran property, ditching the traditional survival horror theme for more action and Jack Bauer like drama.