Word is beginning to trickle down to fitbabits HQ from several independent sources that Microsoft has all but completed the purchase of Capcom. I'm not going to spell out the ramifications if this one is true, but I will mention two words and a number - Resident Evil 5
More as it becomes available...
Note that this is firmly in the rumor category and that's where it will stay until either Microsoft or Capcom can confirm or deny it.
Editor's Note - For those curious about my sources, I can't name names for obvious reasons, but I can say that I've heard this from people on "the inside" and from some executives in the retail sector. - fitbabits
Last edited by fitbabits; 01-12-2007 at 09:28 AM..
This wouldn't exactly be good for Nintendo either. The Megaman Battle Network games alone have been big sellers for the GBA and DS. Personally, I really wouldn't like to see this happen, it would make it all but necassary for me to have to grab a 360.
Its been being talked about quite frequently lately. I won't be surprised if I see an official statement from Capcom or Microsoft time today. Speaking of Capcom...GETTING LOST PLANET THIS AFTERNOON!!!!
That makes no sense. It is as likely to kill Capcom as it is to help Microsoft. And given the success of their exclusivity deals with Nintendo last generation I can't see why they would try something like this again. Not the mention the potential backlash from Japanese gamers who would now look upon Capcom as gaijin developers.
All in all potentially good news for Microsoft. Potentially bad news for gamers (do we really need another EA?), Capcom and Sony.
I could totally see MicroCapcomSoft continuing to develop for the DS. Remember hearing recently that Halo DS _almost_ made it out, and the type of games the DS is going to get don't really belong on or compete with the 360, for the most part.