Capcom Considers More HD Remakes

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

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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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  • Taiyaki

    They have no idea how much sales they’re losing by going digital only. I for one have not bought a single hd remaster that was digital only and it’s been the same for everyone in my circle.

    • Raiken

      I still can’t wrap my head around why they releaed DmC: Definitive edition on PS4 and Xbone on disc, but NOT DMC4. DmC was barely a year old, ofcourse it would sell badly, at least DMC4 is over 6 years old.

  • I’d love to see something Capcom will never make (even though they would be easy to develop)…MMX 1-3 remakes with the MMX 4-6 engine.

  • Lord Ackercocke

    I’d luv a RE2 remaster with RE4 controls and action.

    • Taiyaki

      Why do that, it would be like saying I want RE4 with RE2 controls and camera angle. They’re different games. I’d love to see RE2 with REmake style remake but it’s unlikely since they don’t want to invest into making good games they just want to give the existing games a facelift.

  • Razorfall

    Remember when Capcom made games instead of remakes? That were some good times.

    • Razorfall