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.

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booni34114d ago (Edited 4114d ago )

The answer to the sales shortcomings? Selling even more DLC. Capcom never ceases to amaze.

Abriael4114d ago (Edited 4114d ago )

they're increasing Japanese development, not cutting it back.

That's the only good part of it all (IMHO), now for the rest..

aCasualGamer4114d 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.

Qrphe4114d 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.

miyamoto4114d ago

Its about bloody time they go back to their roots.

Zezo4114d ago

Soon we'll have to purchase DLC to access the second half of a game,ridiculous capcom.

GamersRulz4114d ago

Going back to Japan = higher game development costs(leading to higher sales estimates) increasing loss probability = loss for Capcom = happy gamers


sobekflakmonkey4114d 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_bag2424114d ago (Edited 4114d ago )


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

showtimefolks4114d 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

MattS4114d 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.

sinjonezp4114d 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.

DeadlyFire4114d ago (Edited 4114d 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.

Winter47th4114d ago

I didn't support Capcon this gen because of their DLC policy so their answer is more DLC? They'll go THQ soon.

ThanatosDMC4114d ago

Yay! Crash and burn Capcom! Hopefully they learn something. Though releasing more DLCs isnt right.

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Godmars2904114d 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.

admiralvic4114d 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".

Root4114d 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

vallencer4114d 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.

Root4114d ago

Awww Vallencer defending Capcom


<pinches cheek>

zerocrossing4114d 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.

rainslacker4114d ago (Edited 4114d 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 forecast...by 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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Blaze9294114d ago

i hope to gawd one of those cancelled games wasn't a new Onimusha...

gaffyh4114d ago

I hope so too, anyone who disagreed with you is an idiot.


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!

wolokowoh4114d ago (Edited 4114d 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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BozoLoco4114d 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.

I_LOVE_MYSELF4114d ago

Whilst I agree, Capcom have put themselves in a position where it is hard to look they are doing something credible.

IAmLee4114d ago

The majority of the DLC is probably already on disc too... :')