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Capcom not looking to western devs for new IPs

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on 17 May 2010

Capcom boss Haruhiro Tsujimota has revealed that the Japanese giant no longer intends on looking to western developers when creating fresh intellectual properties.

Chatting with the Financial Times, Tsujimota said that the firm’s Japanese arm will now handle new IP, while western companies will only be charged with working on sequels or ports.

The move comes following the poor performance of western-developed titles such as Dark Void and Bionic Commando.

“As a group, the new titles where development was led from abroad didn’t do so well,” he said.

Elsewhere, he also commented on PlayStation Move and Natal, stating that Sony and Microsoft will need to show their business model in regards to how they intend to launch the devices this fall:

“If there isn’t a strong business model message from the platform holders about how they will develop [motion controllers] with users, then I don’t think it will go well,” he said.