Capcom cancels Mega Man Online

Capcom and developer Neowiz mutually agree to halt development of Mega Man MMO.

Capcom has cancelled development of MMO Mega Man Online.

The game was announced in 2010, but now it transpires that Capcom and developer Neowiz mutually agreed to halt development on Mega Man Online in November 2012.

Speaking to Korean website This Is Game (translated via Kotaku), a Neowiz spokesman explained the situation. "Both companies have continually discussed to find agreeable points on quality, development time, communication and etc. Ultimately, both companies have agreed to stop the development of Rock Man Online last early November."

The game was to be set in the distant future, long after the Mega Man and Mega Man X timelines, with copies of the series' heroes being put into mass-production to combat an invasion of robotic baddies.

Capcom cancelled both Mega Man Legends 3 and Mega Man Universe in 2011, but promised at the end of 2012 that the character had plenty of life left.

"I can say with certainty that you've not seen the last of the Blue Bomber on consoles and handhelds, and, with luck, we'll be celebrating his 50th anniversary, including all of the games you're going to enjoy over the next 25 years," said Capcom senior vice president Christian Svensson at the time.

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FreedomPrime
FreedomPrime

My favorite character is lost and can't find his way home :(

Tokufan22
Tokufan22

I've said this like millions of times since 2011........DAMN YOU CAPCOM!!!!!! Once again these idiots are giving Mega Man the shaft. It's just one cancellation after another with this guys. Now I know that so far this game was only going to be released in Korea (and possibly state side unless they do the same thing like with Dragon Ball Online), but the fact still remains that these guys just keep kicking fans in the balls with this crap!

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I didn't even know a Mega Man MMO was in the works. o_O

mappyislove
mappyislove

I BLAME EA! ALL GAMER PROBLEM ROOTS TO EA!

corbettrw
corbettrw

"Don't worry, guys, maybe we'll put Megaman in like, a fighter crossover or something, except he'll be based on bad cover art or--woah, put down those pitchforks!"

LesserAngel
LesserAngel

I enjoyed the X and ZX series, would be nice to see some quality Megaman games, even though I'm not that big of a fan.

CRAPCOM1926
CRAPCOM1926

Old News Are old. I knew  the moment they cancel legends 3 all the megaman projects were cancell and the MMO was gonna be KOREA ONLY.

CRAPCOM1926
CRAPCOM1926

Thats why i call the CRAPCOM NOW. FUCK YOU CRAPCOM.

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

Ah another shit company in my eyes, Welcome to the realm that IS, Crapcom.  Guess I'll be boycotting this turd faced company from now on.

Chaos_Dante_456
Chaos_Dante_456

Well perhaps the games haven't been turning out well and they'd rather not release a tainted megaman game

3v1LR0n1N
3v1LR0n1N

capcom kills megaman again!!!!! *sigh* but seriously capcom clearly hates mega man fans I was looking forward to this, megaman legends 3 and to a certain extent megaman universe...all cancelled.

hadlee73
hadlee73

"...it transpires that Capcom and developer Neowiz mutually agreed to halt development..."

 Neowiz: We're wanting this game to be truly great!
Capcom: No no, you're not getting it. It has to be a parody of Mega Man so we can stick it to the fans again. Clearly we can't agree on this. CANCELLED.

SLjimbolian
SLjimbolian

Man, they're really sticking it to Keiji Inafune ever since he left Capcom.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

two cancelled mega man projects within a year of each other? my life is over :( they could possibly make it up to me if they announced mega man 10.

Infinite_713
Infinite_713

Disgusting behavior. 3 versions of each fighting game released but can't get 1 version of a none side scrolling megaman game.

the_real_luigi
the_real_luigi

Why does Capcom keep canning the Megaman stuff! This is getting ridiculous!

Japanese_Jade
Japanese_Jade

I don't understand why people are so pissed about this. The idea of making "Megaman" (which is based around a single super hero) into an MMO game would've been a disaster and bombed in sales. Maybe like the few hardcore sheep would've bought it but that's it. This running concept alone just sounds like a joke.

Take it as a good decision on Capcom's part. Rather they not waste time with such an idiotic concept.

Meta-Gnostic
Meta-Gnostic

Time for a 2d Mega Man that has online play for 4 player simultaneous. Mega Manvania.

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

Can i ask why EVERY F***KING IP in the history of EVER is having an "ONLINE" taped on to it ? FFS not everything needs to be an MMO or a social experience. 

Darkmoone1
Darkmoone1

Honestly doesn't matter to me. MMOs' I feel are lame for the most part

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

I wouldn't be surprised if the only way to get a new Megaman game is for  the communtiy fund it. Capcom clearly can't be bothered, so I expect to see a Kickstarter popping up in the near future.

HydePark1980
HydePark1980

Damn shame the way Capcom is operating nowadays........like Sega they're letting franchises fade into obscurity.  

ZERO_X02
ZERO_X02

Capcom: We don't make fun games anymore, just HD re-releases and rushed titles with a $100+ in DLC!

Dangit Capcom, I was actually willing to be microtransactioned to death on this one.

GSJones1994
GSJones1994

the only thing Capcom cares about now is turning Resident Evil into Call of Duty w/ zombies.

higherflyerJ
higherflyerJ

I always try to read the news stories about Capcom but the involuntary head shaking doesn't allow me to read straight.

Roger_Smith
Roger_Smith

*gasp* Capcom cancels ANOTHER Mega Man game? This is unheard of.

CRAPCOM1926
CRAPCOM1926

i Still Like u megaman, COME BACK !!! T_T


CRAPCOM1926
CRAPCOM1926

@foxrock66 They dont hate us, they Hate EVERYTHING of what made them The big company they are. First was Resident evil, Them Rockman, Now Crappy Fighter games ( SF X TK), Bullshit DLC, ENDING DLC, UNLOCKABLES DLC, FORGOT OLD IPS, Onimusha for example, FUCK UP DEVIL MAY CRY And made one of the most SHUTTY GAMES THESE GEN OPERATION RACCON CITY and ASURAS WRATH, the story was good and the battles, as a Shows badass but as game was lame and Lazy in the Gameplay departmen.

CRAPCOM1926
CRAPCOM1926

@SLjimbolian "Eat It bitches u arent nothing without me" ( Keiji Inafune probably last words to Crapcom) WHO COULD BLAME HIM? CRAPCON ONLY WANTED INFINITE SECUELS.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

@the_real_luigi tell me about it, first mega man universe and now this. i think the only mega man games we might see from now are the 8-bit'ish incarnations on current gen systems.

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

@Japanese_Jade Sorry I wholeheartedly disagree with you.  Megaman Legends would have been badass if you could play with other people.

Deadly_Nemesis
Deadly_Nemesis

@Yomigaeru

I doubt it. The only person who was passionate enough to actually do something like that for Mega man abandoned his baby two years ago.

Deadly_Nemesis
Deadly_Nemesis

@HydePark1980

At least as of late Sega has managed to pull their mascot out of the mud brush him off and actually produce some quality products with him again.

So...that's a little something? Kind of....*sigh* Sega....

CRAPCOM1926
CRAPCOM1926

@ZERO_X02 They have ONLY 1 QUALITY FRANCHICE LEFT. MONSTER HUNTER. They FUCK IT AND THEY ARE SCREW IT. Why? is their BEST SELLING IP IN FUKING JAPAN. And is a special TEAM of developers. But thats it and Monster hunter game are rarely Seem in ourSide, japan has like Bazillions of them and the MH online Fuck. We have  1 2 tri, and the 2 unites for psp  2009. Finally a new one and is a Expansion ( A GOOD ONE but expansion) I hope that MH 4 comes out with no more than a 1 year of delay between the JAP and the NA.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

@pizzamuncher @KimCheeWarriorX lol, typo. thanks for setting me straight. :P ive played 9 and beat 10. still havent beat 9 seeing as how its easily the hardest in the series (x spinoff included).

Deadly_Nemesis
Deadly_Nemesis

@higherflyerJ @GSJones1994

Well it's actually kind of true. They put more action in it to appeal to the COD crowd and try for their sails figures. They actually have said this.

Though I would still call RE6 more of a Gears Of War clone which isn't much better.

higherflyerJ
higherflyerJ

@Deadly_Nemesis @higherflyerJ @GSJones1994 I'm with ya on the more action-oriented aspect... but comparing it to COD really isn't fair.  Maybe the COD "crowd".  Ugh.  

Comparing it to Gears I could see, because they are both at least 3rd person shooters.  Although, Gears is more of a duck and shoot and Resident Evil is more in your face, nowhere to hide type of thrills.

I really hate comparing games as you can see.  I see each game as it's own entity even with aspects present that are obviously borrowed from other games.