Capcom said at a star meeting considering new “dormant” sagas games based on fan wishes. Here’s what we know.
Capcom has hinted that it may be considering making new games based on “dormant” series , meaning that they have not been active for many years. The choice could also be conditioned by the tastes of the fans.
During a recent financial meeting, an investor asked what plans Capcom has for their inactive IPs. The company replied: “We are currently putting together plans for our pipeline based on-demand data from the market.” He added: “Going forward, we will continue to take customers’ wishes into consideration while devising our title lineup.”
In other words, there are no certainties of any kind, but it is clear that Capcom is also looking at its past series. For example, Viewtiful Joe received its latest chapter in 2005. Darkstalkers hasn’t received a new chapter, except remakes and remasters, since 1997. There are also franchises like Lost Planet, Power Stone, Okami.
We also remember that Capcom is not particularly active in the development of new IPs. In 2020, Pragmata was announced. Going back, we find Dragon’s Dogma, which dates back to 2012. In the middle, is Megami Meguri from 2016, but it’s a Japan-only product. Other companies are much “faster” in creating new IPs, while Capcom usually focuses heavily on its long-running franchises. No wonder the Osaka company wants to recover other franchises.