Capcom Would Let Western Teams Work On Any Franchise
This may not be exactly what long-time Capcom fans want to hear...but then again, maybe they love hearing it.
Capcom has been striving to cater more to Western tastes this generation, and they've collaborated with Western development studios several times already. A few of their biggest upcoming titles are being mostly designed outside of Japan; that includes DMC, Remember Me, and Lost Planet 3. And recently, former Epic Games design boss Cliff Bleszinski said he could help Capcom "fix" Resident Evil.
But maybe Capcom wouldn't let their iconic franchises out of Japan. Maybe they want to protect those; keep 'em close to home. ...well, no. According to GamesRadar, Capcom Hideaki Itsuno (director for the last three Devil May Cry iterations) said there is no series they'd keep away from Western teams. Here's Itsuno's reply to the question:
"No. There's no game that we absolutely would not consider developing in collaboration with another western developer. Especially because we know that there are other understanding developers like Ninja [Theory] who've worked with us on DMC, who get what we're trying to do."
Perhaps it makes sense to say, as such collaboration isn't necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it should be a good thing. But we're not sure how the hardcore fans feel about it...
11/2/2012 9:58:46 PM Ben Dutka