Let's face it, a lot has happened between the years of great Resident Evil titles. From the change of scenery from the Mansion and Racoon City to the far reaches of Spain and Africa, to the inclusion of co-op in on rails shooter The Umbrella Chronicles and Resident Evil 5. It now looks like Capcom wants to speed up the growth a bit by releasing a new Resident Evil game every 2 years or so, instead of approximately every 4 years.
Why mess with a good thing? The Resident Evil games have always been fairly in-depth and very enjoyable. They even went so far as to include a world of backstory for the co-op in Resident Evil 5, allowing gamers to discover the new corporate entity "Tricell" together. It looks like Capcom, like the rest of us, is facing hard times. Decreased sales means they want to work smarter, and faster, to bring us the latest tale in the Resident Evil saga.
According to our source, it takes Capcom a team of approximately 100 hands almost 4 years to create a solid gaming title. In order to up their ante, they're looking to outsource a lot of these jobs to European and North American companies. Perhaps international outsourcing in this case will bring a lot of developers together to give some of our out-of-work techies a project. Perhaps it will kill the company completely, as outsourcing tends to be a bit of a bad word among the populace. I suppose only time will tell.
Just a request from the co-op community though: Capcom did a wonderful job with the co-op in Resident Evil 5 and we'd absolutely love to see more co-op action, adventure, and horror just like this. Please do co-op again.