Mega Man Online officially axed by Capcom, Neowiz responds

Thursday, 14th March 2013 12:21 GMT By Dave Cook

Mega Man Online was been officially kerb-stomped by Capcom in November, but the move was only just made public by a spokesperson from developer Neowiz.

I’m fairly certain that a lot of people already assumed this, but here’s the official line, as sent to This is Game (translation courtesy of Kotaku), “Both companies have continually discussed to find agreeable points on quality, development time, communication and etc. Ultimately, both companies have agreed to stop the development of Rock Man Online last early November.”

The statement suggests Neowiz and Capcom weren’t seeing eye to eye, before mutually bolt-gunning the project.

Are you surprised, sad or angered? Let us know below.

Thanks Gamespot.



  1. orakaa

    Not angered, but I’d say I’m sad about this.
    When I see how New Super Mario Bros games perform, I’m still confident that a new Mega Man would be relevant and sell really well.

    It could be done the same way as New Super Mario Bros (Mega Man Online was apparently oriented this way) and could be quite reasonable in terms of budget to produce by Capcom. Or they could try to come up with something different.
    I know some fans would be screaming if Capcom decided to change the orientation of the franchise, but look at Metroid: going from a platformer to a first person perspective was a good move in the end.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. salarta

    I thought this had been canned back when MML3 was canned. I don’t think I would have played this myself, but I know fans were looking forward to it, and I think this move is a black mark on the company paired with their cancellation of MML3, how they canceled it (by blaming the fans for “lack of interest”), and not using Mega Man at all these past few years.

    #2 2 years ago

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