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Capcom’s Shift to PC and What It Means for Future Games

Capcom has been doing great lately, with its latest financial report from July 2021 showing a company-wide 16.8-percent sales increase (859.6 million), with its videogame division soaring – net sales up 25.6-percent ($691.3 million) and operating income up 53.1-percent ($340.2 million). Now, hoping to capitalize on the PC-gaming boom, Capcom want to make PC its main platform for games, with the initial aim being a 50-percent split between PC and console by 2022 or 2023. The news comes courtesy of Capcom’s COO who spoke with Japanese news outlet Nikkei. That report was later reiterated by Bloomberg reporter Takashi Mochizuki. Further announcements include that Monster Hunter Rise – a game that has, so far, Nintendo Switch exclusive – will launch on PC in January 2022. Not a surprising move considering leaked data suggested that Monster Hunter World sold better on PC in the West than it...

Capcom Expects to Launch “Multiple Major New Titles” Before March 2021

Capcom recently published its latest quarterly financials report, and while most of it is of little importance to us, there was something very intriguing hidden away in it. That something is that “multiple major new titles” are currently in development, and there’s a good chance that they will likely launch before March 2021. So, while Capcom has been busy promoting a digital strategy in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak and trying to boost sales of games like Resident Evil 3 remake and Monster Hunter World, it’s also been putting together some new major games. The term “multiple” could mean two or it could mean 10 – at this point nobody knows outside of Capcom, but what will these games be? Well, we have it on good authority that at least one of the new games will be the long-rumored Resident Evil 8 with a number...

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