Shinji Mikami is best known for creating one of the industry's most groundbreaking franchises: Resident Evil .
But he's now at Platinum Games and has removed himself from Capcom. Furthermore, according to what he told VideoGamer , he'll be "keeping his distance" from the upcoming Resident Evil 6 . In fact, he says that no matter how it turned out, he'd just end up being frustrated:
"At the moment I'm nothing to do with that title, and don't know what's going on with it. I haven't heard any voices from users, so I can't really comment on that. I'm trying not to actively seek out any information about that title, because even if it comes out a good game, there will always be some moments where I think 'oh, I would have done that differently – I would have done this bit better'. Good or bad it will be frustrating either way. So I'm trying to shut myself down from that project."
Well, he may not have time these days, anyway. Platinum is working to close out Vanquish , which is due out in less than a month, and Mikami also revealed he has teamed up with Killer 7 and No More Heroes designer Suda 51 to bring us Shadows of the Damned . That, and there are whispers of a sequel to this year's titillating action extravaganza, Bayonetta . But anyway, RE6 didn't show up at the Tokyo Game Show this year and when it does hit the limelight, the mind behind the original won't be around.