Resident Evil creator says Western devs are taking more risks
Shinji Mikami means monetary risks, not creative ones. For some crazy reason, Japanese publishers are reluctant to blow more than $30 million per game.
Shinji Mikami, the creator of Resident Evil, hasn't made a survival horror game since 2005, when he took over directorial duties for Resident Evil 4. After working on startups like Clover Studio and Seeds Inc (which effectively became Platinum Games), Mikami is finally ready to tackle the survival horror genre once again at his new company Tango Gameworks (which was acquired by Bethesda).