While Capcom has enjoyed lots of success due to their popular series like Street Fighter and Resident Evil, apparently they have aspirations of being much bigger. So big, in fact, that they want to be known as “the world’s number one game developer.”
The company recently released their annual report where they discussed their priorities going forward, which seems to include strengthening their current IPs while also expanding into other popular genres. Capcom’s head of consumer games development Yoichi Egawa said the following:
“Going forward, as we aim to become the world’s number one game developer, we feel that while it is of course necessary to advance and expand upon existing content, it is also necessary to take on new challenges. We cannot ignore genres such as shooting and strategy games with massive numbers of players when considering Consumer, Online and eSports market growth potential.”
He goes on to say that “We will make use of our strengths and keep a close watch on market trends while moving forward with the kind of game creation only possible at Capcom.”
Of course, he also reaffirms that the focus will be on quality just as much as it is quantity, avoiding the pitfalls that other big developers have succumbed to.
Capcom has been doing well recently with the release of Street Fighter 5 earlier this year, and they’ll be unleashing the highly-anticipated Resident Evil 7 in January 2017.