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Submitted by Abriael 1032d ago | news

Capcom Cancels Games, Plans to Sell More DLC, Shifts Development Back to Japan

Do you think Capcom sells too many DLC? Well, too bad, because if the documentation following the Earning Forecast Revision released today is to be believed, we’re going to see more of them, and that's not all. (Capcom, Industry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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booni3  +   1032d ago
The answer to the sales shortcomings? Selling even more DLC. Capcom never ceases to amaze.
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Abriael  +   1032d ago | Well said
they're increasing Japanese development, not cutting it back.

That's the only good part of it all (IMHO), now for the rest..
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aCasualGamer  +   1032d ago
Agree with you. Increasing Japanese development is a good thing.

Hopefully, they'll go back to the glory days of RE 1, 2 and 3.
Qrphe  +   1032d ago
I don't care about the DLC since I wouldn't be buying most likely, however, this is the best bit out of all the news.
miyamoto  +   1032d ago
Its about bloody time they go back to their roots.
Zezo  +   1032d ago
Soon we'll have to purchase DLC to access the second half of a game,ridiculous capcom.
GamersRulz  +   1031d ago
Going back to Japan = higher game development costs(leading to higher sales estimates) increasing loss probability = loss for Capcom = happy gamers

sobekflakmonkey  +   1031d ago
I love how people disagreed with GamersRulz, when in all reality that's the truth, and I find it funny that people like aCasualGamer think that they're gonna go back to the glory days of RE 1,2 and 3 when in all probability their games are just gonna get worse, you have to remember that a majority of their games have been made by Japanese devs in Japan, the only time people admitted (or just started saying they sucked) is when they gave them to western devs, but to be honest, I liked the new DmC, and I'm gonna be pretty disappointed if it doesn't return...that being said, I can only HOPE that the next RE is decent, because 6 was absolute garbage.
tee_bag242  +   1031d ago

I disagree because he states opinion and amature logic as fact.
Going back to Japanese development doesn't mean higher costs!
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showtimefolks  +   1031d ago

When some of the biggest talents in Japan have left for western publishers why are you so excited about Japan development? Unless I am missing a point

Japanese development is lost and still live in the past

Also some of these Japanese Publishers like Capcom and SE need to bring their expections down, they release a game than expect it to be the best selling game of all time

Tomb raider selling 3.4 million at launch is considered bad when most games don't get to those sales lifetime, maybe manage your budget better during development

Ans please please please truly understand what your fans want instead of forcing crappy games down our throats

SE you want to make money here is an idea

FF7 remake
Kingdom hearts 3
Where is dues ex sequel?
Stop releasing bad HD collection like the upcoming KH 1.5 why not make it simple one collection has KH1-2 and the next one other games?

Also HD collection or sequel yo legacy of Kaine could help too

Capcom stop trying to rip off your consumers with bad DLC,

And capcom fanboys yes there are bunch of you on every site, realize the fact capcom has fallen off from grace and have done a lot wrong.

Asura wrath is a good game but guess what the actual ending can only be achieved via DLC, what gives? How does that makes sens?

Only Kojima understands when it comes to Japanese developers and also platinum games
MattS  +   1031d ago
@tea_bag242 actually it does. The strength of the Japanese yen means for export-heavy businesses (such as Japan's game development industry) to product content internally is more expensive than in markets where the currency is depressed (such as the US and Europe).

Capcom was essentially outsourcing to reduce cost. It didn't work and so it's stopping that practice. Which is fair enough, but it does mean more expensive development cycles for Capcom.
sinjonezp  +   1031d ago
If they can provide quality dlc while keeping the price down, I do not see an issue with it. Capcom needs to focus on quality products so people would want to even consider DLC.
DeadlyFire  +   1031d ago
This to me means that old Capcom is coming back to the surface.

EA is returning to its roots as well with a new CEO to be on board soon. Guy running things now is the former one that led during EA's PS1/PS2 era pretty much from EA's good old days.

Square Enix I don't know. Hopefully they see the light of day as well. For a reboot Tomb Raider has exceeded all other reboot games. Which makes it the most successful reboot ever. Sales expectations are on par if that game was a sequel, but to be a first title in a new series 3.4 million is no small number. Sequel could hit 5+ million easy on next gen. They definitely made a profit from Tomb Raider.

Capcom outsourcing games = less sales and profit due to bad game direction and decisions. If they have longer cycles and higher costs and earn 3 times as much money with better games for the consumers then its worth it to keep them that way with maybe only 1 IP licensed out every now and then. Not all of them.
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Winter47th  +   1031d ago
I didn't support Capcon this gen because of their DLC policy so their answer is more DLC? They'll go THQ soon.
ThanatosDMC  +   1031d ago
Yay! Crash and burn Capcom! Hopefully they learn something. Though releasing more DLCs isnt right.
Godmars290  +   1032d ago
What would be amazing: people NOT buying the DLC. Or rather not enough of them buying it so that it fails to make a profit.
admiralvic  +   1031d ago
No, what would be amazing is if fans didn't defend awful DLC. I never thought I would see anyone say it was okay for Gearbox to sell the level cap increase, simply because "it was free with season pass".
Root  +   1032d ago
This is hillarious...

I mean it's good they are not going to outsource their games anymore (hopefully) but they can't admit that DLC was their main problem, cutting stuff out of their games to sell later. Come on Capcom

Capcom are like Square Enix or most Japanese developers...they can't admit when something has failed or is p****** off their fanbase, instead of fixing it they decide to do it more to try and get us to warm up to their ideas or decisions.

Sqaure Enix with Lightning and FF13

Capcom with trying to please both audiences in Resident Evil and trying to make each game more action like

It's what's ruining them....they're ignorance and arrogance
vallencer  +   1031d ago
I knew you'd be here root i'ts the only reason i clicked on this article :). Hi how are you?

I wouldn't call them ignorant or arrogant. They are more than likely just doing things they feel are right and they haven't panned out like they though and at least they can admit it and cut back on things they are doing.
Root  +   1031d ago
Awww Vallencer defending Capcom


<pinches cheek>
zerocrossing  +   1031d ago
The real problem is that Capcom are morons, they weren't always mind you it's just that most of their talent have either left or jumped ship, so they are all in a fluster to keep their populer franchises going even though those who originally created them (i.e. the talented ones) are no longer present.
rainslacker  +   1031d ago
For the longest time I thought that them selling DLC the way they did was not going to return as much as just turning out a quality game. Maybe more profitable considering development costs, but overall, if people don't buy the games in the first place, they aren't likely to buy the DLC either.

Sadly, it seems that for them to come to this decision, there must be a lot of people buying the DLC. I know we scoff at it on a daily basis, but realistically, Capcom wouldn't be going this route if they didn't see a significant return on DLC content.

Turning out the new games(whether existing IP or new) doesn't seem to return the profit that they more than half according to this article.

I'm not sure if this new route is the way to go though. It seems that if they trimmed development budgets and still put out stellar games, maybe with some DLC worth buying(ie. not nickel and dime crap like they do now), then sales would rise.

Capcom games used to be something to look forward to. While they still have a few gems here and there this gen, I can't say that I've ever eagerly anticipated anything that they have or are releasing. Real shame that considering some of the talent they have in their Japanese studios.

I find it rather ironic that the Japanese devs doing well this gen are the ones that have stayed true to their roots, and continue to provide the things that their fanbase wants. Namco seems to be doing well, and they even manage to have Micro-transactions that aren't annoying. Some smaller devs just continue to do what they do, and seem happy with modest profits that their current fan base provides, while also gradually bringing in new fans. Gust or Falcom for example.
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Blaze929  +   1032d ago
i hope to gawd one of those cancelled games wasn't a new Onimusha...
gaffyh  +   1032d ago
I hope so too, anyone who disagreed with you is an idiot.
DARK WITNESS  +   1032d ago
you say that but the thing is given capcoms record this gen, do you really want them making another Onimusha ? I mean do you think it will be the same Onimusha ?

I would rather they not make the game, let them suffer and come to their senses and then when they have got their act together let them make a real Onimusha game on next gen systems.

I would not trust capcom in its current state to make an Onimusha game that is worthy of it's title!
wolokowoh  +   1032d ago
It is obviously those Megaman games they announced. Capcom loves to troll Megaman fans and hate on Inafune these days.
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j-blaze  +   1032d ago
DLCs don't bother me, the only problem was them outsourcing their franchises to western devs man i'm so glad it got solved! Japanese made games should always be made by Japanese
grailly  +   1032d ago
it only bothers me when I end up buying it, I feel so dirty after D:

I only bought their asura's wrath DLC and I was so angry when I did.
BozoLoco  +   1032d ago
When CoD releases a game every year, we all bitch and moan and say, "why can't they just release it as DLC for the old game!?!?"

Now Capcom wants to release DLC to expand an already-popular experience, rather than release a full-priced sequel, and it's, "Capcom never ceases to amaze me."

Gamers can be such entitled pricks.
-GametimeUK-  +   1032d ago
Whilst I agree, Capcom have put themselves in a position where it is hard to look they are doing something credible.
IAmLee  +   1031d ago
The majority of the DLC is probably already on disc too... :')
SnakeCQC  +   1031d ago
tbh vergils downfall was pretty good i mean as long as their doing dlc that actually extends to story etc and not costume packs im happy
manjizz1995  +   1031d ago
Capcom never ceases true but it will eventually fail.
taz8080  +   1032d ago
Selling more DLC? Don't they make enough off of ripping gamers off already. I guess not. :/
Apocalypso  +   1032d ago | Intelligent
Makes no sense, if few people bought the game, who's gonna buy the DLC?
Knushwood Butt  +   1032d ago
Bub up for, 'Intelligent'. Makes perfect sense.
Knushwood Butt  +   1031d ago
What I mean is, your comment makes perfect sense.

I posted before my morning caffeine....
papashango  +   1031d ago
Would be nice to think that way but in reality if they are upping the DLC it just means people are buying it. A LOT of it.

I blame the idiots buying it and not Capcom.
Myst-Vearn  +   1032d ago
Outsourcing was always a bad idea. Even new IP that they developed in-house like Dragon's Dogma was better than DmC .
thirtyandnerdy  +   1032d ago
I <3 Dragon's Dogma. I was a little peeved that they decided to essentially resell it in order for fans to grab the Dark Arisen content ($40 vs $60, yes), but after selling it off and putting the cash towards a Dark Arisen reservation, it's only gonna cost me about $20, which I would have paid for DLC anyway.

Long story short: Yeah, DD is awesome, I I hope the upcoming "version" of it helps generate an even larger fan-base for the title.
Hanso  +   1032d ago
I will get Dark Arisen because i skipped the first Version. I knew Crapcom was gonna make a super ultra GotY Gold Edition again xD

And i even got from my friend his Dragons Dogma Save file so i can grab these extra Items with my game then :D
Xandet  +   1031d ago
DD is the best new IP they've released in nearly a decade. While the game had its fair share of flaws (poor storytelling and character development in particular), it made up for in bar-none the greatest open-world combat I've ever experienced. The pawn system was brilliant, as was the element of a day/night cycle that influenced gameplay and tone. If Capcom really dedicated some resources to a sequel it could be a mega hit. All they'd need to do is improve the storyline, continue to bolster the pawn system, and, most importantly, implement co-op.
thirtyandnerdy  +   1030d ago
You nailed it.
kagon01  +   1032d ago
I don't worry about it, to me the company is already dead...
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Autolycus88  +   1032d ago
Glad they decided to wake up and stop pretending to be what they are not. They can keep their dlc too while they are restructuring.
DragonKnight  +   1032d ago
Yeah, they're going to lose more money if they think DLC is the answer. They put on-disc and day one DLC out like people love it and we don't.

You should have listened Capcom. We told you not to Westernize and you did. We told you not to make games like DmC accessible and you did. We told you RE5 and RE6 were inferior to the previous games because you focused too much on action and less on survival, and you didn't listen. All of these problems are on you.

Blaming Ninja Theory for DmC is tacky since it was your decision to hire them and, according to all accounts, you both couldn't agree to a lot of things. It's your fault Crapcom. You didn't listen just like SE didn't listen about FFXIV and look what happened. Do you know that the developers who actually listen to fans tend to be pretty successful? Don't believe me? Ask Sucker Punch for one.
Root  +   1032d ago
That's the thing though we told them over and over again but as I said above they are just too proud and would rather try to MAKE us warm up to their business practices instead of admitting they failed. It's funny the first few times how stubborn they are and how many times they make out that they are listening when they arn't..."RE6 will be more like the old RE games, look at Leon's campaign" even though his was just as bad.

As for Ninja Theory...well I think it's because they were cheap and had a low development cost. It's something about money I know that much
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rainslacker  +   1031d ago
While I agree with you for the most part, It seems that Capcom does see the return on DLC that is more profitable to them. If not they wouldn't be looking at building games around more DLC content. That means there must be enough people out there buying this content to make it worth their while.

Sure we get shafted, and sure the games Capcom make now are not usually worth it anymore, but the masses obviously have no problem being nickel and dimed.

The only real problem I see is that it seems that it will eventually die out, and people will grow tired of it(much like us gamers already are), and then they will be struggling once again.

Nothing wrong with DLC so long as it actually adds something to the game, and isn't used as an immediate way to up the initial purchase price. Even the MT stuff doesn't bother me so long as it's optional and has no effect on game play.

Agree wholeheartedly that they should have kept their Japanese style within their games.
dredgewalker  +   1031d ago
Maybe in the end they'll end up as a DLC developer for other game developers.......God I hate Capcom this generation. They don't need to rely on DLC's if they make good games.
Stefanrules7  +   1032d ago
Lol we failed because we didn't embrace and use DLC enough.

Yes thats why we dont buy the games, because theres just not enough DLC for me to be intersted.

They are fucking dumb

This is like hitler blaming the jews for all the bad things in the world
Captain Qwark 9  +   1032d ago
I thought dmc was a solid game. That said, capcom is full of a bunch if idiots.bif they would give the people what they actually want and stop ripping then off they would be good. Simple fixes.....

1. RE becomes survival horror again, sibgleplayer only
2. Megaman. Give him a full retail release, also legends 3 wouldn't hurt
3. Make monster hunter for ps3 and 360
4. Quit the dlc bull. Dlc is fine when done right, wait a couple months after the game is out. See how its received, find out what more fans want
5. Stop releasing 18 versions of the same game. Two is acceptable. One initial version and another after you have done dlc right which is the final complete version
6. Only outsource games that need to be. Dmc4 was just okay but three was great. Try to be more like that, reboot not needed
7. Omnimusha or however its spelled needs to return

that's all I got for now. Point is, listen to your fans!
wolokowoh  +   1031d ago
To 2 and 3, Megaman should probably stay on PSN/XBL/eShop or Virtual Console whatever Nintendo uses for Megaman games. They are at their best with 8 robot masters/mavericks and 4 Wily stages/final levels in a 8-bit or 16-bit styled for X series.
Captain Qwark 9  +   1031d ago
cant say i agree. megaman 8 was my fav in the series on playstation. they could easily do a full retail game on a 2d plane like they did with mario and use 3d graphics. instead of the traditional 8 stages, go with 16.

or keep him on xbla with 8 or 16 bit graphics and then make legends 3 a full retail release. either way, megaman is the shit and their best property. his lack of games is super lame
MrAnderson  +   1032d ago
How about you bring Dragons Dogma to PC where it will sell well, instead of street fighter and your bad resident evils? just a thought Capcom.
Abriael  +   1032d ago
I would SO buy that. Like, Yesterday.
Black-Rock-Shooter  +   1032d ago
Ah just think of the ps2,Xbox, dreamcast and GameCube era they would make loads of games all the time risking money on very fresh brands and one of the best things of all not getting flooded with dlc.
ApolloTheBoss  +   1032d ago
Crapcom will never learn. They're too hardheaded.
metalgod88  +   1032d ago
Give the United States a monster hunter game on the vita. Nuff' said.
rezzah  +   1032d ago
Itd be better if it was on the PS3 of the PS4. Consoles is where MH belongs.
jc48573  +   1032d ago
they might as well cancel that Lost Planet 3 game cause no one is giving it attention. they should've just concentrated on Capcom Vancouver before spreading too thin. Now, it just seems to me that studio is going down anytime soon cause Capcom completely left them out.
Knushwood Butt  +   1032d ago
Yeah, nobody's gonna buy that.
Zechs34  +   1031d ago
Who disagreed with you? Lost Planet 3 looks ABYSMAL! It's no wonder they keep pushing it back. Reeks of failure, that game.
Knushwood Butt  +   1030d ago
@ Zechs34

No idea, but I guess Capcom has at least one buyer!
TongkatAli  +   1032d ago
Were they really expecting amazing sales for this game when there was a lot of trashing on the older games from the devs ? Bake Ninja Theory some humble pie and a hot cup of STFU.
MilkMan  +   1032d ago
Glad this is happening.
If you didn't buy the new DmC and Resident Evil, consider yourselves part of the reason why Capcon is going back to their old ways.

Let the flood of DLC and same ol' crap commence.
See ya!
MrUndrhill  +   1032d ago
To be fair, Resident Evil was pretty universally panned. I only played the demo, but it just felt awkward. I loved DMC though, which is not a popular thing to say.
rezzah  +   1032d ago
I hope they enjoy their DLCs, because I plan to watch them on youtube instead of purchasing them.
solidjun5  +   1031d ago
LOL!! This!!! +Bubbles
MontyQ  +   1032d ago
Sweet cant wait to pay 10bux for 4 costumes that are already on the disk I paid $60 for
SOULJER  +   1032d ago
capcom you SUCK.
GamerElite  +   1031d ago
True Story
KillerPwned  +   1032d ago
Its like they sell DLC as if its full games and what they actually call full games are only just the blue prints to that ideal game you want. So now you gotta buy the DLC to have the full experience.

At this moment capcom and go fuck themselves and go bankrupt. I would hope they would that way some great developers could buy out their franchises.
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TenkoTAiLS  +   1032d ago
What's the bet that one of the canceled games was another Megaman one. They seem to like doing that. Poor Megaman fans >.<
mydyingparadiselost  +   1032d ago
I have this awful feeling another Okami game is among the cancelled projects...
Biohazard8860  +   1032d ago
Crapcom can go to Craphell
will313  +   1032d ago
The problem with Capcom's sales seems to be that their fans are so apprehensive about buying games NOT made by Japanese developers. Sadly a lot of those games were not that bad, but you can't seem to get that point across to some people.
listenkids  +   1031d ago
A lot of sense here, just looking through comments on proves that.

Also, people still complaining about DLC clearly don't know how to not purchase said items. It's really not difficult to avoid dlc and cosmetics, or even microtransactions for that matter.

Not to say Capcom aren't in any kind of wrong, just bored of reading boring illogical comments regarding gaming companies they have no idea about.
Hergula  +   1032d ago
Capcom has gone downhill so much that its not even funny anymore... Seriously, they need to look at the products they are giving out, it is no surprise that they are not selling as much as they are/were expecting.

DMC has completely been ruined, yet the game was well created and fun. BTW, why did they call it a reboot? Doesn´t reboot actually mean, re-creating the original game, but leaving most of the things untouched? It is a complete Remake, they changed everything that was good about Devil May Cry, God how I hate that they abbreviated one of the best video game titles to DMC and slammed it on the cover...

Resident Evil 6 received mixed reviews, like how did Capcom miss that? If they want to know why the games did not sell enough, they should start listening to the people.
dragonknight4  +   1032d ago
I haven't bought anything by Capcom this gen, but I would buy a new Breath of Fire game. Anyone remember that JRPG?
Kratoscar2008  +   1032d ago
Just began BoF 2 in an emulator, im halfway trought BoF3 and in the last dungeon in BoF 4, yeah a BoF 6 would be good (BoF 5 doesnt look that good as far as i have seen in Youtube).
EditorAtGNG  +   1031d ago
Yeah, because, Square Enix Japan has it all figured out. Give me a break Capcom, this "shift" is full of crap. Oh, and focusing more on DLC... yeah, EA says hi.
Djinn  +   1031d ago
More DLC? To the all the dipsticcks and DMC haters, thanks a lot and you can all burn in hell.
Hanso  +   1031d ago
correction DmC*
Pls stop using the awesome DMC in connection with the awfull DmC
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   1031d ago
Capcom is loosing they swagger
Nacht  +   1031d ago
For a second, I read DLC S**t
kenshiro100  +   1031d ago
...The people over at Capcom either have their heads screwed on too tight or they're just borderline insane.
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