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There’s a tendency for publishers and developers to gravitate toward console platforms in the gaming industry, but Capcom appears to be one of the few that wants to give more love to the PC.

Speaking during a recent interview with the Nikkei, President and COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto mentioned that he would like to make PC the main platform for future Capcom games. The goal is to create parity between PC and console sales, which the company believes it might achieve by the end of 2022 or 2023.

A machine-translated brief of Nikkei’s paywalled article:

The game trade fair “Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2021” that started on the 30th. Capcom President Haruhiro Tsujimoto, who serves as a director of the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA), told the Nihon Keizai Shimbun that he would like to hold the event in real life next year. Regarding the development of its own software, it said that it would be “mainly for personal computers (PCs)” and stated that it would increase its share of sales to 50 percent by the end of 2022.

The question is whether Capcom’s renewed focus will have any kind of positive effect on the quality of its PC releases. It’s been a while since Capcom fans have had to tolerate something as disastrous as Resident Evil 4’s original PC port, but lack of optimization still seems to be a typical complaint, especially during launch.

Source: Nikkei (via Bloomberg)

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4 Comments

  1. The more the merrier I guess.

    I can’t think of anything they released that I was interested in, at least not since the 8bit console era, so it may not be for me, bit having more content only helps the paltform, so I am all for it.

  2. Depends on what they call PC games. I’ve now most recently observed a series of PHONE games porting to PC. I… I think I’m going to be ill.

    But seriously if Capcom can make GOOD games that are PC first and port well to Console so be it.

    There is another notable publisher… ok notable is pushing it. They haven’t actually released anything but garnered like 200 million plus in sales… Yes… I’m talking about Cloud Imperium Games.

    I remember when a 4 core 8 thread was like… Yea we think we can use that… Now… I don’t even know any more.

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