"Cultural Differences" Mean Capcom Developer And West Can't Collaborate

Capcom have been big on Western collaborations lately. Two Bionic Commando games, Dark Void, Dead Rising 2, all have been handled by Western teams. But not everybody at Capcom's Japanese HQ is as keen as management to "go west".

In an internal interview for Capcom's investor relations site, Jun Takeuchi - of Lost Planet and Resident Evil 5 fame - has gone all stick-in-the-mud.

"The core elements of [Lost Planet 2] were developed in Japan, while the music and some of the language details were handled overseas", he said. "Cultural differences don't allow for the smooth collaboration between Japan and developers overseas."

Well, they won't with an attitude like that!

Jun Takeuchi [Capcom] [image]