By Arvind Radakrishnan / May 21st, 2015
Capcom has recently been putting out some HD remasters of fan-favorite games, largely for the purpose of increased sales and as part of their fiscal plan for the year. Resident Evil recently got an HD port of the GameCube REmake, and Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition has been slated for June 23. Capcom states this is not the end for their future HD Remasters, citing:
“It is not a risk but rather the growth of the download sales channel gives users more options. We regard this as growth in opportunities to have allow access for more people to enjoy our games.”
This is especially notable in the case of the remasters being digital outside of Japan due to sales reasons, as Capcom noted that physical copies seem to sell less.
The recent Resident Evil HD Remastered hit the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One last year and was a critical success financially; it was also well received by fans, and Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition is already receiving hype with debut trailers alongside Resident Evil. What other franchises and games Capcom is thinking of doing remasters of in particular was not stated, but any game is possible. There has been a large fan-based demand for remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3 done in a similar vein to the Resident Evil REmake, so that is a possibility, even though it seems Capcom is focusing on just porting games rather than building them from the ground up.
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