With the massive success of the likes of Monster Hunter World, Devil May Cry 5, and Resident Evil 2, it is safe to say that Capcom has solidified their positions as one of the big boys yet again. The critical acclaim of their games have been met with equally impressive sales numbers as well, and the company is not looking to rest on their laurels.
In its 2019 financial reports, Capcom informed investors that they will “will revive dormant intellectual properties for which we have not recently released new titles by increasing the number of our developers.” The “priority” is still banking on the current batch of successful franchises, but the company is “also actively looking to utilize dormant IP.”
“Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5 were both indisputable successes,” the company says in the full report, “having been developed in-line with the highly stringent, world-class quality standards that drove the success of Monster Hunter World.”
While nothing has been announced, some of those dormant IPs include the cult hit Dino Crisis and 2D fighting classic Darkstalkers, both without a sequel in about two decades now. Having seen the reception of the Resident Evil 2 remake, it is likely Capcom will go back into their library once more, or take it in a new direction like Project Resistance.
Either way, the quality of the company’s latest releases has been nothing but awesome, and fans around the world await with bated breath to see what comes next.