Though we expected the list to start out with something obvious, like, "Thou shalt never speak of Dino Crisis 3
again," Capcom's ten commandments of development are more aimed at the business side of the gaming industry. Speaking at the ongoing DICE summit in Las Vegas, Resident Evil 5
producer Jun Takeuchi shed some light on the Japanese publisher's demonstrable success in reaching Western audiences.
The ten rules, captured by MTV Multiplayer
, highlight the importance of carefully managing development costs (Rule #3: Keep development cost fluctuation within 10 percent), man power (Rule #1: Keep staff turnover below 10 percent per annum) and prudent handling of new IP (Rule #4: Investment in new IP needs to be kept within 20 percent of total development budget). Oh, Rule #10 is a good one: Don't set unachievable targets.
Let's hope that's the end of Capcom's attempts to make a good Resident Evil