10/5/2021 1:43 pm
Capcom is a company that has always been present on consoles, no matter where they come from. However, after the pandemic, Haruhiro Tsujimoto, president of operations of the company, has indicated that your next plan is to focus on PC, with the objective that the profits from this platform are equivalent to 50% of the income by the end of 2022.
In a recent interview with Nikkei, Tsujimoto spoke about the rise in popularity of the PC thanks to the pandemic, and as the success of games like Devil may cry v and Monster hunter world Capcom’s earnings have increased on this platform. This was what he commented:
“At this year’s Tokyo Game Show, we focused on showcasing the PC version of Monster Hunter Rise, and I think people will be able to experience the shift in our approach. The pandemic is changing the way people view PCs. Smartphones are convenient, but their screens are small and their touch panels are difficult to operate, so they are not suitable for work at home or school classes. I think PCs will be the next big thing after smartphones. The PC can also play high-quality games, so the number of PC users should increase as the understanding of the PC increases. “
Although the PC has always been a viable platform for hundreds of developers, the mobile market in Japan is extremely important. In this way, the position that Tsujimoto has, where it seems that this platform had never been something to consider, makes sense. This does not mean that Capcom will no longer work on console games., but they will have a greater presence on PC.
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