Inafune: Japan "five years behind" West

"Everyone's making awful games."

The outspoken Capcom head honcho Keiji Inafune has once again slammed the Japanese game industry, this time saying it's lagging years behind the West.

"I look around Tokyo Games Show, and everyone's making awful games," Inafune told the New York Times.

"Japan is at least five years behind.

"Capcom is barely keeping up," Inafune added. "I want to study how Westerners live, and make games that appeal to them."

Inafune's latest outburst follows the Mega Man creator's infamous "Japan is dead" comment from last year's Tokyo Game Show.

And earlier in September Inafune, who produced the incoming Western-developed Dead Rising 2, told Eurogamer: "The Japanese game creators have to admit we're behind the Western games at this moment and try to be humble and learn why. Otherwise, we're not going to be able to start all over again."

Capcom handed development of the previously made-in-Japan action series Devil May Cry to UK studio Ninja Theory.

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