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Resi 6 could take eight years

But hopefully only four if Capcom green lights it, says Resi 5 producer

Resident Evil 5 producer Masachika Kawata has said that gamers may have to wait up to eight years for Resident Evil 6, assuming the project gets the go ahead.

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"We haven't decided whether we're going to make Resident Evil 6 yet," Kawata told The Gadget Show. "But if we do, it could take anywhere up to eight years, but hopefully only four."

Fellow Resi 5 producer Jun Takeuchi said previously that the next instalment in the series will be a full franchise reboot, but we'd be more than a little bit surprised if it took eight years to rework the formula.

The horror series has already undergone somewhat of a change in formula recently, with the latest entry more action-orientated than previous releases. Check out our Resident Evil 5 review here.

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