Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami has claimed that he was "given too much freedom" when making God Hand - which is why the title wasn't a commercial success.
The Platinum Games chief released God Hand on PlayStation 2 back in 2006 - as Clover Studio - to some critical acclaim.
However, speaking in the latest issue of Edge, Mikami said:
"I've released a lot of titles before and I feel that, perhaps specifically with regard to God Hand, I was given too much freedom to make that game just as I liked. It didn't sell too well."
However, Mikami said he had learnt his lesson for upcoming Sega action title Vanquish - which will be "more massmarket".
"We're definitely going for something a little more massmarket that will appeal to a wide audience," he added. "Certainly a bigger one than God Hand had." We [Platinum and Sega] knew that these were points we had to address from the very beginning, and Vanquish is a result of that."
Issue 213 of Edge is out now. Buy your copy of Edge and have it delivered to your door.