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Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games

Capcom has issued a dire financial forecast, warning investors that profits for the year will be about half of previous projections, reports MCV. They blame "drastic changes in the industry’s market environment," the "concentration of AAA titles in the hands of few foreign competitors," and their "delayed response to the shift to digital media in the Home Video Games business" as contributing factors. They also place blame on outsourced development, which always seems like a good idea at the time, as they cite a "decline in quality of titles outsourced to overseas developers," which is inspiring a shift to internal sources in the future. They also imply that some current game projects will be cancelled, saying "work in progress in game software" is being "strictly re-evaluated for business restructuring."

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12. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 12:25 Jivaro
 
Everybody has already hit on my biggest complaints. Re-releasing the same game 3 or 4 times in 5 years is always a bad idea. On disc DLC is generally a bad idea. Making games nobody asked for (Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles and Devil May Cry: Emo Edition) wasn't a great idea either.

Dragon's Dogma, good idea. Marvel vs Capcom being brought back, good idea. Find a way to develop actual gameplay enhancing CONTENT for your games to sell as DLC rather than "OMG SKINZ"....that would probably help as well.

Capcom just seems to be struggling to adapt. Perhaps some changes high up the food chain would help with that.
 
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11. Re: More Big Picture Details Apr 18, 2013, 12:16 HorrorScope
 
And there people are paid for these decisions...

"They also place blame on outsourced development, which always seems like a good idea at the time,"
 
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10. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 11:49 eRe4s3r
 
So turns out treating your customers like shit and generally being the biggest ass on the MARKET when it comes to DLC doesn't pay off.. you don't say!

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9. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 11:20 aesir05
 
if only they had raped existing franchises to appeal to the 'mass market' this would never have happened...  
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8. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 11:17 Arithon
 
CapCom blaming anyone but themselves.

DmC: Devil may Cry is the game they are complaining about "decline in quality of titles outsourced to overseas developers" yet the game got reviews as good or better than the previous titles.
The main complaint against the game was the changes to Dante's character, to quote wikipedia "Dante's original design was originally meant to be similar to the ones from previous games, but Capcom told the Ninja Theory staff it had to be completely different in order to appeal to a younger demographic". Oh, those evil developers! Following CapCom's orders to ruin the game's sales!

As others have said, their business practices and attitude to their customers are less than stellar. Seems they hold their business partners in equal contempt.

 
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7. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 11:09 RollinThundr
 
ASeven wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 09:13:
Publishers are falling to pieces left and right. People warned them that the path they took was financially unsustainable but they didn't listen. Now they are reaping what they sow and nobody will shed a tear if they all crash, as it seems that's now the path they're heading.

inb4 our resident game industry apologist and "expert" Beamer tells you no crash is coming and everything is roses.
 
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6. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 09:58 ItBurn
 
You release shitty games that noone ever asked for, you do on-disc DLC, you treat consumers like shit, you rape your own franchises and after all that, you still blame it on "the market".  
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5. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 09:52 Cutter
 
ASeven wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 09:13:
Publishers are falling to pieces left and right. People warned them that the path they took was financially unsustainable but they didn't listen. Now they are reaping what they sow and nobody will shed a tear if they all crash, as it seems that's now the path they're heading.

Don't cry for them Argentina. The truth is they never left you. All through their wild days. Their mad existence. They kept their promise. Don't keep your distance.
 
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4. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 09:47 Wraith
 
Capcom management are responsible for their failure. The note about "AAA titles being concentrated in the hands of few foreign competitors" is an explanation OF their failure, not a valid reason for it.

Basically Capcom does not produce good games. Period. All they do is try to over-exploit their existing franchises created by people who knew what they were doing - and they do a poor job of it. DMC was successful specifically because the game design was done by a group outside of Capcom.

Both Lost Planet and Bionic Commando were rubbish which demonstrated an extremely immature concept of game design with poor production values.

Basically Japanese developers keep trying to do things cheap and nasty with game design philosophies from the 80's. That's not good enough when you're up against massive studios with hordes of creative people and indies with innovative game design ideas and mechanics.

Capcom has neither of these - which is why they lose.
 
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3. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 09:13 ASeven
 
Publishers are falling to pieces left and right. People warned them that the path they took was financially unsustainable but they didn't listen. Now they are reaping what they sow and nobody will shed a tear if they all crash, as it seems that's now the path they're heading.  
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2. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 08:59 Verno
 
I think Dragons Dogma was the only decent Capcom title I played in the past few years.  
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1. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 08:50 nin
 

Wow!
 
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