These are certainly bleak times for the Blue Bomber.
These are certainly bleak times for the Blue Bomber. What was once Capcom’s poster boy has has now faded into obscurity. With the exception of the downloadable releases that were Mega Man 8 & Mega Man 9, our favorite blue bomber has hardly made an impact this gen. The cancellation of Mega Man Universe was only the first blow, and now Capcom has struck another nail in the coffin. Today, the publisher has announced that the development of the MMORPG Mega Man Online has officially halted.
This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise since we’ve hardly heard anything since its debut in 2010. The game was being developed in conjunction with Korean team Neowiz Games, and the decision was mutual.
“Both companies have continually discussed to find agreeable points on quality, development time, communication and etc,” said a Neowiz representative. “Ultimately, both companies have agreed to stop the development of Rock Man Online early last November.”
Interestingly enough, the developer had claimed that the project was nearing the final stages of development. So it still remains a mystery why they made a decision to throw away over two years of progress. Although the prospect of a Mega Man MMO wasn’t exactly enthralling, this is a further testament that Capcom shows little interest in the franchise that put them on the map.