Capcom Clarifies: Canceled Projects Had Been Unannounced
After Capcom revealed they were anticipating "special losses," there were rumors of canceled projects.
This included a few high-profile upcoming titles, but the publisher has set our minds to rest. Thanks to a document containing the company's financial revision and forecast, we learn that while projects have been canceled, we don't know about any of them.
Capcom says the canceled titles weren't previously announced, and most of them had been scheduled to arrive between April 2014 and March 2015. The "special loss" to which they refer comes to about $73 million, which has resulted in the company's increased focus on internal development. They previously cited "excessive outsourcing" as a partial reason for the decline. They did confirm that creating games for home consoles remains the core element of their business strategy, which is good to hear.
Want to see the numbers rise, Capcom? Make sure Resident Evil 7 is something gamers - specifically, horror fans - actually want.
4/24/2013 9:46:15 PM Ben Dutka