After announcing their consolidated business results for the first six months of the fiscal year, investors were once again given the chance to ask Capcom questions relating to their current performance and future plans.
While questions relating to Resident Evil 7, Virtual Reality, and Monster Hunter Online’s launch in China dominated the Q & A, it will come as no surprise that Nintendo Switch had similarly been top of the agenda.
With Capcom already confirmed as a third-party partner for the home gaming system, one investor asked as to how the publisher would approach developing for the platform.
The response, which it remains unclear whether it was made by either the publisher’s chairman and CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto or president and COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto, shared how pleased Capcom were to see new hardware being released into the market.
“It is excellent to have the market invigorated with new hardware launches,” the publisher responded. “As a software publisher, we endeavour to develop games that offer enjoyment best suited to each piece of hardware’s features and target users. Following first party, in order to introduce our own content we are currently moving forward with internal planning and analysis as a partner company.”
Another question that they were asked related to whether multiplatform development was possible across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Here, Capcom were keen to say how Nintendo has differentiated their hardware, and that it will be more important to work hard to make the experiences that make the most of this.
“We are currently carrying out research with regards to multiplatform implementation of software for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on to the Nintendo Switch and thus are unable to comment at this moment,” Capcom explained. “However, we do feel that there are differences in the desired direction and the play-style of the Nintendo Switch and those of the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. At Capcom, we determine which platform to release a title for after considering the features of both our software and the hardware in question, believing we must bring the enjoyment of our games to their maximum potential.”
We’ll likely hear more about what games they will bring to the console at the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017.
Nintendo Switch will release worldwide in March 2017.