It’s never good when a publisher announces the need to restructure itself, but Capcom is reporting a loss of $73 million due to game cancellations. The cause? Too much outsourcing to overseas studios. As a result, Capcom have announced that they will be making more of their future game development internal to prevent the drop in quality from excessive outsourcing.
Capcom also mentioned that they’re seeking to increase their digital strategy through more DLC output. Despite the announcement of a restructuring plan, the company did report a net profit for the fiscal year–which ended March 31st–of around $29.5 million. It should be mentioned that Capcom has been one of the Wii U’s most tepid supporters, only Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is currently available and the only other game on the system that’s planned from the publisher is Resident Evil: Revelations, a remake of a previous 3DS release.
Perhaps with their newly restructured policy, we could see more Capcom games headed our way as they attempt to grow their target markets.