It’s been a quiet generation for Capcom so far. While free-to-play dungeon crawler Deep Down was expected to be its first flagship PlayStation 4 release, the game has been delayed dozens of times, with its beta still out of sight. Fortunately, the Japanese publisher is set to pick up the pace early next year with the episodic Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – and its re-release of Resident Evil’s remake.
Once those are out, though, what’s next for the firm? Speaking with Famitsu magazine, company director and producer Jun Takeuchi hinted that it’s investing heavily in Sony’s new machine. “PS4 development has been ongoing, but the more that I use the system the more that it seems there is to uncover,” he said. “SCE has made a really incredible system for us.”
Asked about upcoming unannounced titles, the executive continued that there’s plenty in the pipeline. “Right now, we’re seeing how far we can push the game engine,” he continued. “You’ll be surprised by the quality of the games that we’re working on right now. I think that we’ll be able to announce [something] soon, so please look forward to it. I realise that that’s obnoxious.”
Takeuchi concluded that one super secret project will “turn heads overseas”, indicating that it’s unlikely to be a Japanese focused release. We know that veteran Yoshinori Ono is working on a second PS4 title in addition to Deep Down, so that could be what’s being referred to here. Either way, our interest has very much been piqued – how about yours?