Last week, we told you that Capcom revised their fiscal year 2013 forecast, with the company reporting a special loss of $73 million, mostly due to the “discontinuation of development titles.” In a recent Q&A they held, this question was asked: “were any of the titles under development that you canceled to be released in the current fiscal year ending March 2014”.
There were a few titles scheduled for the current fiscal year, but most of the cancellations were for releases planned in the fiscal year ending March 2015 and subsequent fiscal years. No titles that had already been announced were canceled.
Unfortunately, names for these axed titles weren’t disclosed, so we don’t know if new entries into their bigger franchises (maybe Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City 2?) were among those canceled.
Continuing the questions, it was asked whether or not “they are thinking about reducing the number of development lines for home video games:”
We believe that sales in the console and online category (downloadable content and other products) will continue to increase even if home video game packaged software sales decline. Developing content for the home video game market will remain the core element of our strategy.
What do you think some of those canned games were? Let us know in the comments below.