The actual press release is a bit more vague than the headlines we’ve been reading, but Capcom just announced that they’ve terminated development projects at Capcom Vancouver, who had been working on bringing back the Dead Rising franchise with Dead Rising 5. It was just five months ago that the sequel was confirmed, with Capcom pushing aside Puzzle Fighter in favor of putting their focus on the latest installment in the Dead Rising franchise.
Via Gematsu, here’s the full press release sent out today…
“Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) announces that it expects to record losses from the termination of development projects in its consolidated financial results for the six months of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019 (April 1, 2018 – September 30, 2018). Details are as follows:
1. Details of losses from the termination of development projects
Capcom Game Studio Vancouver, Inc., a consolidated subsidiary of Capcom, primarily carries out development of home video game software for markets outside of Japan; however, Capcom is currently reviewing the allocation of its development resources that support the production of world-class content.
In consideration of this process, as a result of reviewing titles in development at Capcom Game Studio Vancouver, Inc., Capcom now expects to record losses from the termination of development projects of approximately 4.5 billion yen under cost of sales in its consolidated financial results for the six months of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019.
Regarding Capcom’s full-year business forecast, due to factors including the continued robust performance of the PC version of Monster Hunter: World exceeding the company’s expectations since its release on the Steam platform in August, following the blockbuster performance of the title after its initial release in January of this year, the forecast for Capcom’s consolidated business results remains the same as what was projected at the financial results announcement on May 8, 2018.
Further, there are no changes to the amounts of the interim dividend or year-end dividend that were announced on the same day.”
More as we learn it, as this is a developing story.