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PS4 sales 'better than originally expected,' says Capcom, studio won't abandon PS3 development

10 February 2014

Capcom has said sales of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have been “better than originally expected,” though it has no intention of abandoning Sony and Microsoft’s previous-generation hardware all the same.

Writing in a Q&A, Capcom’s Director and Executive Corporate Officer of Capcom’s consumer game business, Katsuhiko Ichii also teased that it has a number of next-generation games in development for the new Panta Rhei engine.

"Past experience shows that there is a set transition period before the market makes the switch to next-gen consoles," said Ichii-san. "In light of this fact, we definitely intend to continue releasing titles for the consoles already out on the market."

"The first thing we've done is made Panta Rhei, a game development engine for next-gen consoles, ready for practical use," he continued. "We're now developing Deep Down for PlayStation 4, which will be the first title made with this engine."

"We are also pushing ahead with the development of some other titles on the Phanta Rei engine, the names of which have yet to be announced."

Deep Down is a PS4-exclusive free-to-play dungeon crawler, which was originally due out alongside PS4 in Japan later this month. However, it was recently confirmed that the game won't be out until after summer.

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