Remember Deep Down, the impressive game Capcom announced for PlayStation 4 way back in 2013? Well it’s either dead or moved to PlayStation 5 as Capcom are done with AAA game releases until at least March 2020 with just the Monster Hunter World Iceborne expansion on the cards.
As we’re expecting the new consoles next year it sounds like Capcom are well in to transitioning to the new models and working on games for them, one of them could be Deep Down as they did renew the trademark last year. There could also be some smaller games on the way, perhaps some remasters for Switch.
The news was released as part of Capcom’s latest financial results which saw sales and profits increase in the past year with a record high profit and sixth consecutive year of growth, much of which is attributed to ‘contributions from the Digital Contents business’ – don’t forget that Capcom pachislo machines for arcades as well.
The remake of Resident Evil 2 has shipped four million units and Devil May Cry 5 has shipped two million, both of which have exceeded expectations, with DMC5 getting extra credit for ‘reinvigorating the brand’. Monster Hunter World continues to be massive, with sales breaking twelve million units following the additional release of the PC version, marking a record high for any single title in the Company’s history.
Mega Man 11 and Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection also did well for the company, and rather surprisingly Resident Evil 7 gets a mention as it’s still bringing in the bucks as a ‘high margin title’.
Arcade games (the aforementioned pachislo machines) struggled and business was generally weak and that is “necessitating a change in strategic direction going forward for the Company.”
In short, Capcom are doing really well and are in a great position to get something spectacular ready for the launch of the next Xbox and PlayStation.