Capcom Looking Into Nintendo Switch-Xbox One/PS4 Multiplatform Development
“We endeavour to develop games that offer enjoyment best suited to each piece of hardware’s features and target users.”
With the Nintendo Switch coming, and seemingly having every major third party on board, one would expect Nintendo Switch versions of every major third party game on the market, too. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Capcom is looking into the feasibility of developing multiplatform games with a Nintendo Switch SKU, too.
“We are currently carrying out research with regards to multiplatform implementation of software for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One onto the Nintendo Switch,” Capcom said during its earning report.
“However, we do feel that there are differences in the desired direction and the play-style of the Nintendo Switch and those of the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. At Capcom, we determine which platform to release a title for after considering the features of both our software and the hardware in question, believing we must bring the enjoyment of our games to their maximum potential.
“As a software publisher, we endeavour to develop games that offer enjoyment best suited to each piece of hardware’s features and target users. Following first party, in order to introduce our own content we are currently moving forward with internal planning and analysis as a partner company.”
Capcom’s most successful software, currently, is Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Ace Attorney, and Monster Hunter– of these, the latter two have found a good home on Nintendo, and remain exclusive to it. If Capcom can work on bringing their multiplatform games, such as Resident Evil, to Nintendo’s system too, then it could become the go to destination for Capcom fans.