Capcom announced that they see remastered digital titles as an area of growth for their company. This means that we will potentially see more Resident Evil remakes, Street Fighter games and perhaps even Onimusha, and those who care to dream – maybe Breath of Fire?
“HD remasters of our catalog hit titles will be one of our key business activities … [digital sales] created new demand for these titles. For example, overseas download sales of “Resident Evil” (HD Remastered) in the past fiscal year were far higher than we expected.”
“It is not a risk but rather the growth of the download sales channel gives users more options. We regard this as growth in opportunities to have allow access for more people to enjoy our games.”
Digitally delivered content was big focus of for Capcom during its last fiscal year as it attempted to diversify distribution channels. The company has said it expects this strategy will “deliver a sustainable growth going forward.“
Resident Evil HD Remaster was released in January 20 on consoles and PC and broke sales records for Capcom, becoming the fastest selling digital title in the company’s history across North America and Europe. The game also broke PlayStation Network records, where it was the “biggest selling day one digital title,” according to Capcom.
In response to this, I feel that I agree with their statements – Capcom should most definitely remaster all the games I used to love playing. But it does beg the question, what is happening with “Deep Down“? Is that still going ahead? Was it just a fleeting fantasy to think Capcom would bring out the spiritual successor to Dragon’s Dogma? It would be amazing if Capcom could really push to appease everyone, but it’s a big ask by any stretch of the imagination. With Street Fighter 5 in development, Deep Down having no news, and more remasters on the way, it wouldn’t surprise me if one of those projects were put on hold.
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