Over on the Capcom Unity forums in a thread titled “Ask Capcom“, bossman Christian Svensson replied to a question regarding new game franchises and whether the company plans on creating any new ones for 2010, or if it plans on releasing more sequels to proven ones.
Apparently, its a balancing act, bu that does not mean Capcom is not going to take a risk with new IP ideas.
“If you wanted to take a more liberal view of something like TvC, you could call it a new franchise for us, even if it isn’t new IP (all characters have previously existed),” said Svensson, “and I’m sure some others I’m forgetting off the top of my head.
“Naturally, we always need to be introducing new IP so that we have some percentage of them “stick” to become ongoing franchises.
“But it’s always a balancing act both to keep fans happy and to manage risk.”
Svenseen went on to state that Capcom will “always be experimenting with new IP” and provided a list of games the current hardware generation has allowed to be created:
- Lost Planet
- Age of Booty
- Dead Rising
- Zack & Wiki
- We Love Golf
- Dark Void
- Ghost Trick (recently announced)