Capcom wants to be the world's no.1 games developer

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Capcom has aspirations to become the world’s no.1 games developer, a note posted in the company’s annual report has said.

Speaking in the report, Capcom’s head of consumer games development Yoichi Egawa explained that the company is currently focusing its efforts “on retaining talented employees and making capital expenditures in an attempt to strengthen development capabilities”, adding that it can’t afford to overlook popular genres like shooters and strategy games.

“Going forward, as we aim to become the world’s number one game developer, we feel that while it is of course necessary to advance and expand upon existing content, it is also necessary to take on new challenges,” Egawa said. “We cannot ignore genres such as shooting and strategy games with massive numbers of players when considering Consumer, Online and eSports market growth potential.

“We will make use of our strengths and keep a close watch on market trends while moving forward with the kind of game creation only possible at Capcom.”

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Egawa also suggests that Capcom may determine its position in the market on quality rather than revenue.

“The Chairman issued a manifesto, which reemphasized that we will not compromise on the products we release to market; an insistence on quality and the development of the world’s number one games,” he says earlier in the note. “He demands we reflect on whether we are maintaining a balance between meeting our ship-dates and craftsmanship.”

Capcom currently has multiple major games in development, including this December’s Dead Rising 4 and January’s Resident Evil 7. A remake of PS1 classic Resident Evil 2 is also in development, although a release window has yet to be confirmed.


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