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The corporation said that, for the financial year ended March 31, it has discontinued projects "due to delays in responding to the digital contents and the resulting inability to address market needs".
It also claimed that overseas projects have also been cancelled, marking them down as "no longer compatible with the current business strategy".

Capcom has halved its profit forecast as a result.

Executives at the company suggested that its previous policy of outsourcing work to third-party studios is no longer desirable. It said its two main goals moving forward are to "strengthen digital strategies" and "raise game quality by moving more game development in-house".


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http://www.computerandvideogames.com/401762/capcom-axes-internal-projects/




i have to say this is a happy news to see capcom coming back from dust ( DmC was awesome but didn't sell sadly )
post #2 of 34
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Capcom's board of directors made a surprise announcement that it is preparing for a company-wide restructure that will cost it about £46 million. The decision comes from a mandate to modernise the business, as the group explains:
"In view of the sudden and significant changes in the operating environment of the digital contents business, Capcom reviewed its business expansion strategy for the sector and restructured its game development organization."

SOURCE

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VG247

Capcom financials

-Going to cancel a few games.
-Resident evil 6 sold 2 million below expectations, (expected to sell 7 million). Deemed a failure. Also has terrible legs.
-Remember Me might be canceled.
-DMC sold below expectation 1.15 million (expected to sell 2 million)


well deserved imo.
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Hmm, I'm a fan of DMC and I like Remember Me, hope they haven't cancelled their major titles or big ones, like Street Fighter for example, the DLC Capcom are releasing these days are really annoying, just like the Street Fighter X Tekken Incident, and the half-assed 360 and PC versions.
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This isn't surprising, Capcom have really dropped the ball lately.
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i thought i read that capcom had a great sale numbers due to RE6's success
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5 million games sold = huge failure for big companies....

I remember when Minecraft was touting 4 million sales and every news outlet described it as the biggest success ever. Really these megacorps need to get their act together because they're not efficient with their returns if 5 million sales of a $30-60 game isn't enough to keep them going compared to 4 million of a $20 game.
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Resident evil 6: 7 million? On earth?
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I think they are cancelling games that have not been officially announced so I don't think Remember Me will be cancelled. What's sad is that one of the games cancelled could well have been a new Megaman game. frown.gif

Capcom really needs to restructure their business model. They have to stop revising a game and selling them on disc like a completely new game every 6-8 months like they do with Street Fighter 4 coming out with Super then Arcade Edition when all they have to do is release(and Marvel vs Capcom and the Resident Evil Gold Editions) when they could just release DLC. Then there is Capcom's fiasco with DLC about disc locked content and whatnot.

What is up with Capcom and Square Enix...
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Stopped caring about Capcom as soon as Megaman Legends 3 was canceled. Was finally hoping to get Trigger off of Elysium after all these years. What was their last big original title tho? Dragon Dogma's was good, but I don't know if advertised as a larger game. I really can't think of a game capcom recently released other than DD that was anything more than a remake or sequel. Hell they're even releasing Dragon Dogma: Dark Arisen as a stand alone disc instead of a DLC. They need some perspective over there.
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DMC as a game i love it bit the production quality was low. Super low res textures. It looked worse then DMC 4. A game in 2013 should look better then that.
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