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Capcom News: Developer planning to focus more on PC gaming

Greg Bush
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97   //    26 Feb 2019, 04:52 IST

Capcom's rising success on an unexpected platform may cause them to
Capcom's rising success on an unexpected platform may cause them to

Capcom is a legendary developer with iconic titles like Street Fighter, Mega Man, and Resident Evil, entertaining players for generations with a multitude of various types of games. And while they haven't really focused on PC gaming, sticking more to consoles like Xbox and PlayStation while those on the computer often times got later release dates.

That may be changing, however, and soon. Capcom's COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto revealed recently that the company is looking to focus more on the PC platform, feeling that they may have overlooked that market in the past.

Despite later launch dates, PC sales for Capcom have done well. Most recently, Monster Hunter: World, which launched on the platform back in August of 2018, over half a year after the launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox On performed exceptionally well. In fact, it was said to have "greatly exceeded expectations." And with that, along with what seem to be good numbers for the Resident Evil 2 remake, the company feels that there's a big market that they've been missing out on for years.

In regards to focusing more on this newly found fanbase, Tsujimoto said:

From the viewpoint of promoting digital strategy, expansion of PC platform spread can not be overlooked. The sales ratio of the PC versions in our main titles has been improving every year, and we will strive to further expand sales as an important platform.

Capcom has had two major hits recently between Monster Hunter: World and Resident Evil 2, and they don't plan on stopping their momentum anytime soon. With Devil May Cry scheduled to release on March 8th, a week from this Friday, it can only be assumed that Capcom's numbers will continue to rise.

As for what they plan on doing to focus more on PC gaming, it's unclear. Does this mean we'll see titles strictly for that platform? Could we see them focus on better ports for games, or possibly earlier releases on the platform? We'll have to wait and see what the developer does over the next few years, but this is definitely a good move for Capcom.

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