When Capcom announced that it was taking the latest edition of its popular action game series Devil May Cry to the Xbox 360 and PC as well as the PlayStation 3, it probably wasn't expecting the "passionate" response Sony fans subsequently levelled at the company.
The fans vocalised their disapproval by posting outraged messages in the company's official forums and in the GameSpot forums, and even put up a petition online against Capcom games in light of the company's decision.
In response, Capcom's slightly surprised-sounding senior director of strategic planning and research, Christian Svensson, confirmed the company's decision to take Devil May Cry 4 to the Xbox 360 and PC, and stated that although the company was "moved" by the passion that the issue had created in fans, "It really is the best decision for the company and for consumers."
In response to those comments, the fans opened a new thread, titled 'So will Dead Rising & Lost Planet ever go to the PS3?' Svensson declared that it was "a fair question" and wrote, "The answer is Dead Rising and Lost Planet: Extreme Condition are not slated to appear on Wii or PS3 as far as current plans go. The reasons for this are quite convoluted and I'm bound by NDAs on these matters so I can't divulge why this is the situation."
He added that the quote he made about the company being committed to making titles available to as many consumers as possible referenced the company's strategy "going forward," and these things were not necessarily possible to make happen retroactively. He added, "You can see evidence of this [new strategy] with our previously stated Resident Evil 5 plans going to 360 and PS3 simultaneously."