Capcom has compared Resident Evil to a child and labeled themselves and fans of the series as the parents.
Executive producer to Resident Evil 6, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, said just like in real life two parents aren't always going to agree on what is best for the child.
"The way I always think of it is that if Resident Evil represents a child, then the fans and us as creators are the two parents," he told the EU PS Blog.
"The resulting games are like the children that are born between both of us. And just like real parents, you’re not always going to agree on what is best for raising that child."
Kobayashi said that Capcom does listen to the fans but ultimately they will always try to offer new and fresh ideas.
"Now, we do always have our ear to the ground and listen to what the fans are saying and we try to take that into account when we’re making the game.
"But it’s our job to create a new gaming experience and to offer them something that’s fresh and challenging. We want to make sure that what we do pleases them but the initial reaction might not always be positive.
"We do listen to the fans but we can’t be beholden to them at every turn or I don’t think we’ll ever make progress in terms of the series’ development."