Capcom Is Planning on Making PC Its Important Platform within the Coming Years

Capcom Is Planning on Making PC Its Main Platform in the Coming Years

In accordance with Capcom’s COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto, the corporate behind Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, Road Fighter, and lots of extra is planning to “primarily deal with PC software program” sooner or later.

As reported by VGC, Tsujimoto was chatting with Nikkei and shared that the success of its PC software program has been “driving international gross sales” and that he thinks “PCs would be the subsequent huge factor after smartphones.”

“PC is driving international gross sales,” Tsujimoto mentioned. “We’ve not too long ago acknowledged that we’ll make the PC our major platform. At this yr’s Tokyo Recreation Present, we centered on exhibiting the PC model of Monster Hunter Rise, and I feel folks will have the ability to expertise the change in our method.

“The pandemic is altering the best way folks take a look at PCs. Smartphones are handy, however their screens are small, and their contact panels are troublesome to function, so they don’t seem to be appropriate for dwelling working or college lessons. I feel PCs would be the subsequent huge factor after smartphones.”

He additionally revealed that this shift of focus in direction of PC is in response to the rise in digital gross sales of legacy titles like Resident Evil 7, which “nonetheless sells over a million copies a yr.”

For now, Tsujimoto says sport consoles are nonetheless the main platform, however within the subsequent couple years, he desires to see it extra balanced.

“We are going to broaden our enterprise for devoted sport consoles, which has been the mainstream so far, however PC would be the mainstream sooner or later,” Tsujimoto mentioned. “Subsequent yr or the yr after, we wish to equalize the ratio of gross sales to PCs and devoted consoles.”

To see the success of Capcom’s PC efforts, you possibly can take a look at our story about how Resident Evil Village set a franchise report for Steam concurrent customers earlier this yr with over 100,000 gamers at a time.

Capcom’s subsequent huge PC launch shall be Monster Hunter Rise on January 13, 2022, which was beforehand a Nintendo Change-exclusive.

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Adam Bankhurst is a information author for IGN. You possibly can observe him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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