Capcom is in the news again. No, not for possibly leaking their own classified information. For announcing that they will be using 4 billion yen ($39.1 Million) of their profits from Monster Hunter 4 to create a new studio in Osaka focused on mobile gaming. The reason for this is because Capcom wants to invest heavily in the smartphone gaming realm as an avenue for future growth opportunities. It is said that Capcom’s mobile sector is really weak compared to their other departments especially, the Street Fighter development cycle.
Hopefully, with this investment, Capcom will make 5 star quality titles for the iOS/Android. As it stands now it’s focused on the mobile market in Japan but, it will go without saying that it will come to the US eventually.
I agree with this because, with the release of Xbox One and PS4 game development is just going to be more expensive and as the past has shown us, Capcom and other developers make mediocre games for the hopes of getting that Call of Duty money. It seems the smartest thing for them to do for making more money, is to make quality games but with less of a budget for developing games.
I’m sure alot of you won’t be happy with the news and will troll the comments section about Megaman this, and Capcom going out of business that. Well, I have mentioned in the past this said pending disaster is no longer the case. While, I’m plugging my old stories, here is my position on iOS/Android gaming as a whole.