Capcom has made a few mistakes over the years, but Dead Rising 3 producer Mike Jones has touted several big games to come from the publisher over the next few years,
It follows a wave of poor financial reports out of Capcom’s Japanese HQ, suggesting that games such as Resident Evil 6, DmC: Devil May Cry and Lost Planet 3 have tumbled below sales expectations. Monster Hunter 4 on the other hand, has proved an explosive success.
Speaking with OXM, Capcom Vancouver’s Mike Jones reflected on the state of the company today, and explained, “Capcom is in a growth and adjustment period. The game’s changed, new consoles are coming out… Everything’s not out there in the open, right? There are portfolio discussions about next gen and mobile and digital and all this kind of stuff. They’re well aware of our history, our strong properties, strong franchises, and they absolutely want to make the best content for gamers.
“I promise you that everybody who works at Capcom is a huge Capcom fan. There’s nobody who works at Capcom who’s like ‘yeah, whatever’ – most people f**king love Capcom. So they’re definitely having all the right discussions, but it’s a big company, a big global company, and it’s hard to get all those pieces moving in the right direction quickly.”
On the issue of recent failures from Capcom, and what he next few years might have in store, Jones continued, “I think as the new console generation develops, there’s a lot of new stuff coming. Deep Down on PS4, Dead Rising 3 on Xbox One, trying to bring back Strider… Capcom’s had its missteps, it’s learning, it’s definitely trying to make quality content – if nothing else, I can say that Capcom has always valued quality. That message might not always seem obvious, but definitely from the inside, I can promise you that their decisions are based on getting the best quality content.
“Sometimes they make mistakes. Sometimes they work with partners who – sometimes games won’t come out right, because there isn’t enough funding or time or whatever it is, but they’re trying and I think they’re on the right track. If you look at their track record over the past year or two, there have been some successes in there, some failures in there, and a lot of lessons to be learned, people are listening and they’re learning, and I think you’ll see a lot of big stuff over the next couple of years.”
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