Dead Rising 3 producer Mike Jones says that Capcom is going through a “growth and adjustment period”.
Capcom has seen quite a few financial downers over the past year, with titles like Resident Evil 6 and DmC: Devil May Cry not performing up to the mark while others like Lost Planet 3 flopped horribly. Nonetheless, according Capcom Vancouver producer Mike Jones, who worked on the recent Dead Rising 3 for the Xbox One, the company is working to learn and improve from the missteps it made.
In conversation with OXM, Jones stated that, “Capcom is in a growth and adjustment period. The game’s changed, new consoles are coming out…Everything’s not out there in the open, right? There are portfolio discussions about next gen and mobile and digital and all this kind of stuff. They’re well aware of our history, our strong properties, strong franchises, and they absolutely want to make the best content for gamers.
“I promise you that everybody who works at Capcom is a huge Capcom fan. There’s nobody who works at Capcom who’s like ‘yeah, whatever’ – most people f**king love Capcom. So they’re definitely having all the right discussions, but it’s a big company, a big global company, and it’s hard to get all those pieces moving in the right direction quickly.
“I think as the new console generation develops, there’s a lot of new stuff coming. Deep Down on PS4, Dead Rising 3 on Xbox One, trying to bring back Strider…Capcom’s had its missteps, it’s learning, it’s definitely trying to make quality content – if nothing else, I can say that Capcom has always valued quality. That message might not always seem obvious, but definitely from the inside, I can promise you that their decisions are based on getting the best quality content.
“Sometimes they make mistakes. Sometimes they work with partners who – sometimes games won’t come out right, because there isn’t enough funding or time or whatever it is, but they’re trying and I think they’re on the right track. If you look at their track record over the past year or two, there have been some successes in there, some failures in there, and a lot of lessons to be learned, people are listening and they’re learning, and I think you’ll see a lot of big stuff over the next couple of years.”
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