Speaking in a recent Q&A with investors, Resident Evil publisher Capcom suggested it may revive some of its long-dormant gaming franchises if there is enough demand for it.
Asked about what its future plans are for dormant IPs, the company issued the following comment:
We are currently putting together plans for our pipeline based on-demand data from the market. Going forward, we will continue to take customers’ wishes into consideration while devising our title lineup.
Capcom has a massive and diverse range of IPs under its belt, although there’s plenty of franchises that haven’t seen a new instalment in years.
One of those is the cult classic fighting series Darkstalkers, which hasn’t seen a new entry since 1997. Street Fighter Yoshinori Ono was a large support of this series (which is why we got the 2013 re-releases), but since he left Capcom, it remains to be seen what will happen.
More recently, we have the likes of Power Stone, the Dreamcast franchise that has been keeping a low profile for around 20 years, and Lost Planet, which last got a new game in 2013.
Of course, you can’t broach this sort of topic without mentioning Dino Crisis and Onimusha, both fan-favourite series that haven’t done much of anything in years.
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