Rumor: Resident Evil 6 to be a timed PS3 exclusive?


2011 is one crazy year for the PlayStation 3, with Killzone 3 launching yesterday, inFAMOUS 2 in just a few months and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception at the end of the year, our wallets get thinner by the second.

But what if I told you that Sony might have paid Capcom a large wad of cash to make Resident Evil 6 a timed exclusive for the PlayStation 3? Speechless? Yeah.

Games On Net reports that Resident Evil 6 will potentially be an exclusive game for the PlayStation 3 for up to a year, similar to Resident Evil 4’s Gamecube exclusivity in Q1 2005 and release to PS2 in Q4 2005. With GDC coming up this March 1st, it would be a perfect time for SCEA to make this announcement.

To further support this rumor, Alyson Court, the voice of Claire Redfield since Resident Evil 2, recently posted on her Twitter account stills of an audio recording session. When pressed for information in regard to weather this project has been announced, she only gave:

haven’t mentioned this one yet. Top secret, under penalty of death ;-)

Considering Claire hasn’t had her own game in ten years, it wouldn’t seem unlikely for her to star in the next RE title. (Jill has Revelations, Leon is starring in Damnation, and Chris just finished Resident Evil 5.)

And finally, if you really think about it, it’d be a CASH cow for Sony. With Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition’s PlayStation Move support, we can assume that Resident Evil 6 will support the same. In addition, this would be the checkmate to motivate many non-PS3 owners to finally pick one up. Sony could bundle Resident Evil 6 with the PS3, a Move controller and PS Eye.
Alyson’s first tweet

Alyson’s second tweet. (Quoted)

Original article: Games On Net


Written by: Steven - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Kane112 on February 23rd, 2011 [ 34742 Points ]

    ahh this would be amazing. I love RE games hopefully they go towards the more survival side rather than the action like they have been doing

  2. #2 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on February 23rd, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    OMFG sweet yo

  3. #3 by Ace on February 23rd, 2011 [ 23465 Points ]

    xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux: OMFG sweet yo  

    Yea what he said :D

  4. #4 by FireStarter on February 23rd, 2011

    seriously sony if this is true then you have no respect for gamers. its bad enough there’s no resident evil for my flipping psp if thought theres supposed to be putting ps1 games, then sony tell us we may need be getting re 6 for 360 seriously if they try that move then i hope they go bankrupt

  5. #5 by FireStarter on February 23rd, 2011

    FireStarter: seriously sony if this is true then you have no respect for gamers. its bad enough there’s no resident evil for my flipping psp, thought they were supposed to be putting ps1 games on it, then sony tell us we may not be getting re 6 for 360 seriously if they try that move then i hope they go bankrupt  

  6. #6 by Steven on February 23rd, 2011 [ 540 Points ]

    FireStarter: seriously sony if this is true then you have no respect for gamers. its bad enough there’s no resident evil for my flipping psp if thought theres supposed to be putting ps1 games, then sony tell us we may need be getting re 6 for 360 seriously if they try that move then i hope they go bankrupt  

    It’s not like the same hasn’t happened many times with Microsoft games, like for example, Splinter Cell Conviction coming to 360 exclusively from a series that has never had an exclusive console title.

  7. #7 by Beastxjason on February 23rd, 2011 [ 28406 Points ]

    Capcom just give me Monster Hunter on the PS3 already! Will be interesting to see how this plays out. remember Resident Evil started on Sony hardware so this is where it belongs.

  8. #8 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on February 23rd, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    Ace: Yea what he said   ^

    good lookin ACE. lol

  9. #9 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on February 23rd, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    FireStarter: seriously sony if this is true then you have no respect for gamers. its bad enough there’s no resident evil for my flipping psp if thought theres supposed to be putting ps1 games, then sony tell us we may need be getting re 6 for 360 seriously if they try that move then i hope they go bankrupt  ^

    And also Ms paid Rockstar so that GTA4 wouldnt be a ps3 exclusive, they also paid for The other GTA eps to be 1 yr exclusives. Same with Slinter Cell. So like this is fair in my opinion. PS3 deserves this.US playstation gamers deserve this.

  10. #10 by Oly on February 24th, 2011 [ 132360 Points ]

    Awesome news yo! Hope it’s true!

  11. #11 by ZFM12 on February 24th, 2011 [ 1495 Points ]

    Sorta Excited. As long as it goes back to it’s roots unlike RE 5

  12. #12 by pedro on February 24th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    It certainly validates the new slogan: “Only on Playstation” (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/02/22/sony-39-s-latest-marketing-push-quot-only-on-playstation-quot.aspx)

    I don’t mind exclusives, I mean, not when they’re on the PS3!

    Love RE series, even though I haven’t played through all of them.

  13. #13 by Sakinah on February 24th, 2011 [ 26489 Points ]

    I’m not too sold on this actually happening. Capcom has left PS3 owners out in the cold with most of the Dead Rising DLC. Why would they agree to an exclusive RE6 deal w/Sony when Microsoft could most likely triple w/e Sony offers.

    On the other hand, now that Keiji Inafune ( the major microsoft fanboy at Capcom, I think ) has left maybe things will change a bit. We’ll see what happens at Captivate or E3.

  14. #14 by AL Bundee on March 3rd, 2011

    if thats going to happen then redo all the residents evils and sell them all at once


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