Capcom pledges to put more focus on PC
Capcom has been one of the companies in the games industry that’s been around a long time, and it’s taken them quite a while to really lean into the juggernaut that is PC gaming. But with the launch of PC versions for smash-hit titles like Monster Hunter: World and the remake of Resident Evil 2, Capcom has been making of for lost ground in a big way.
The company is planning to expand this coverage on the PC in the coming months as well. This was confirmed as such in a statement published on Capcom’s Official Japanese Website. COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto shared the plan with investors and fans via said letter, although it’s in Japanese so most are having to rely on pretty rough translations. Here’s the relevant bit:
Also, from the viewpoint of promoting digital strategy, expansion of PC platform spread cannot be overlooked. The sales ratio of the PC version in our main title has been improved every year, and we will strive to further expand sales as an important platform.
Monster Hunter: World and the remake of Resident Evil 2 have been particularly instrumental in leading the charge onto PC, what with selling millions of units across all their versions, with millions of units on PC alone. And with the incoming Iceborne expansion, Capcom will probably be able to keep the Monster Hunter name in the minds of gamers long enough for the next console generation to buoy their efforts with the franchise.
And with the upcoming release of Devil May Cry 5, that strength should continue to deliver a great 2019 for the Japanese company. Let’s just hope this shift in strategy pays off, as I would love to see new and classic Capcom titles coming to the PC in a big new way.
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