|Capcom is to move "more game development in-house"|
|Posted: 18.04.2013 12:49 by Simon Priest||Comments: 1|
Publisher Capcom isn't as sure about overseas projects anymore as they announce cancellations of multiple projects with third-party studios, citing them as "no longer compatible with the current business strategy".
They explain to investors that £46m in restructuring costs are related to those cancellations, and that moving forward they want more digital content and more in-house development.
Moving more projects to in-house teams is to "raise game quality", they say, which has seen a "decline in quality due to excessive outsourcing". Profit forecasts are halved.
This fiscal year now past has seen major sales numbers thanks to the commercial success of Resident Evil 6, however Capcom have even bigger expectations by the time April 2014 rolls around. They are expecting around £648 million in sales total for this fiscal, which suggests a major franchise will be releasing a new instalment.