Capcom is in trouble. A long series of questionable decisions can be summed as such. But to truly do said statement justice, you only need to see this…
I'd like to try to Next-Gen for FG… However we dont have resorce… XO RT @mcmmaster Next-gen port for USF4 would be sweet Ono 😀
— Yoshinori Ono (@Yoshi_OnoChin) October 18, 2013
If the company behind Resident Evil, Street Fighter, and Mega Man does not have the funds to port a game, well we’ve all heard the saying “where there is smoke there is fire,” and this fire is beginning to burn bright.
Earlier this month, MCV reported that Capcom Europe will be cutting “more than half” of its positions after a very difficult year. A spokesperson gave this statement to MCV:
Following a restructure at its US operation, Capcom’s European organisation is currently evaluating its structure to ensure it is in the best position to take advantage of the changing market conditions the industry is facing.
According to Games Industry International, Capcom’s $31 million in profit for FY 2013 was, barring 2010, its lowest since 2005.
Capcom has made so many questionable decisions that GameTrailers Screw Attack dedicated an entire episode, aptly titled “Top 10 Capcom Mistakes.”
A strong Capcom is great for the industry, so it’s very sad to see them falling so far from grace. They are in real danger of becoming irrelevant, and soon. It was less than a year ago that THQ went bankrupt. No one is immune, even Capcom. Another commercial failure like Resident Evil 6 or Devil May Cry would be disastrous for the once mighty company.