Capcom surveying fans about digital games

Publisher asking gamers what they think company should be doing in the digital space, cautions that nothing is guaranteed.

Capcom is asking fans to weigh in on where they believe the publisher should be heading in the digital space. Capcom senior vice president Christian Svensson explained through the Capcom-Unity blog that the publisher has its own ideas as to its digital future, but also wants to hear from fans.

The Capcom survey includes questions regarding the publisher's most iconic franchises including Bionic Commando, Street Fighter, Mega Man, and Okami. It asks if gamers would be interested in straight ports of classic titles, high-definition remakes, franchise reboots, franchise extensions, and entirely new game universes.

The survey also asks what price point is most attractive to gamers for future digital games, scaling from $10 to $40.

Svensson cautioned that the results of the survey are in no way a guarantee of future products, but said the data will be a factor in Capcom's decision process moving forward. Svensson will share the compiled data after the holidays with teams in Japan, he said.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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143 comments
Faramir535
Faramir535

Capcom is corrupted by greed of money, time to look for new IP's.

newhighscore
newhighscore

i just want you to put out finished products, and quit releasing super/ultra/hyper/arcade editions

KillaKam17
KillaKam17

Bring back Eddie Gordo oh wait wrong company carry on.

muppen
muppen

Wait. Capcom is asking fans what they want them to do? I must have slipped and fell into a parallel universe.

Junior_AIN
Junior_AIN

Bring Mega Man to the PC and I'm fine. Don't care about the rest.

BH14
BH14

Hey Capcom. We need more half ***ed games where you break it up in little pieces and charge like hundred dollars for stuff that should already be in the game. We also need more versions of pretty much the same game. I am being sarcastic.

eaterofsouls2
eaterofsouls2

If anyone is wondering about Megaman.  I believe the issues with it lie solely in Capcom Japan.  The other region executives embrace the blue bomber but spite from Megamans creator and lack of faith from the Japanese section could be whats holding the series back

 

I mean the president of the US Capcom believes in him.  However they do not handle the game development of megaman.

Gta3-fan334
Gta3-fan334

Sell games though Steam, Gamstop Impulse, GameFly & maybe GOG.com.

Adam6593
Adam6593

if capcom goes digital the only thing i would suggest is make it to were u can re downlode anything u ever bought for free...because if u have to re buy every game u ever bought digitally in case something happens and u lose all your game memory...well that would be more than just a simple pain in the ass

Codebreaker-X
Codebreaker-X

The only digital titles I'm looking forward to from Capcom are Capcom vs Snk 2(hopefully with online). and maybe even Megaman Legends 2 (Since I never played that game).

Metallicwolf29
Metallicwolf29

If games go digital I believe they should be cheaper. There's no reason why a a game costs 60 online with no box art or disc.

jerusaelem
jerusaelem

But wait...where are they going to hide the on disk "DLC" when there's no disk to hide it on? I don't think they've thought this through :(

MaximerV8
MaximerV8

bring back some games thats rightfully for everyone! Where's my Monster Hunter For VITA!!!! Oh ya... and if you can, pls make patches for your fighting games instead of... you know, a whole new disc to buy. Capcom's fighting games are awesome but sometimes, they just wanted to burn the world. 

SirenAries
SirenAries

im all for hd remakes and ports of resident evil 1-3 remade and the gamecube ports of REmake and zero. but in hd of course. no one wants standard def

CraigNinten
CraigNinten

Capcom, please stop pretending that you don't know what we want.

magusat999
magusat999

If they cared what fans thought we would be playing Breath of Fire XV right now. All they need to do is go back and actually read what people have been saying in their forums for YEARS to know the answers to that.

BloodyAura
BloodyAura

Yeah right,suddenly Capcom cares what gamer's think?Guess they're running low on our $ to use as TP so they'll print those responses and improvise,hope they get papercuts..but seriously they don't care,probably just a way to test the waters with the pricing for their digital BS(re-releasing? C'mon!),this is a revolution I don't see lasting,the double-dip recession is around the corner,hello Capcom,anyone home?

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Capcom surveys fans about what they want then throw them out the window immediately after and continue to do more things that only make money and run gamers favorite franchises into the ground.

JodileGamers
JodileGamers

Resident Evil should come back as it was in RE1 RE2 RE3...

jhonMalcovich
jhonMalcovich

I can express overall gamers opinion with three words:

cheepest as possible.

 

Thank you.

 

Zero_Echo
Zero_Echo

For clarification: Capcom is not surveying fans here, but at their site. Continue with new ideas!

Zero_Echo
Zero_Echo

I has idea Capcoms! MEGAMAN REBOOT NAOW! Survey over!

ddot196
ddot196

So pretty much what they are trying to say is that they've run out of ideas?...

V-Mack
V-Mack

A gime like Mario smash brothers online would be great because anyone can get in and have fun where you don't have to do 30 combos to win . Something similar to the powerstone game but with all the capcom characters bringing their special tricks into the game

V-Mack
V-Mack

Bring back samanoske in onimusha 5, continue devil may cry with the original Dante and Virgil working together as demon hunters together, bring back snk vs capcom 4, give us a new fighting game franchise where we can do beautiful combos and even finishers with fast pace 3d action where we can rumble around the surrounding area like dead or alive.

waleed64
waleed64

we need the real resident evil games back RE1, RE2, RE3, RE0, RECV if the one who made Resident evil 4, 5 and 6 still working in the company please capcom kick him out of the company and bring back the old guy who did the real Resident evil games for us

Frame11
Frame11

"Thanks for completing this survey. Now create your own—it's free, quick & easy!"

I didn't complete any survey, what a fail this link is.

killlo
killlo

I know this might not be the place to say this but Capcom please add Karin Kanzuki to your next fighting game this is something I've been wanting for some time now.

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

Here's an idea CAPCOM, stop making a mockery of your most successful franchises, stop treating Mega Man like your retarded cousin for whom you stole a makeshift present and gave it to him because you forgot his birthday, despite him being the reason of your resounding success.

 

AND STOP WITH THE DLC BULLSHIT!!

midnightclubx
midnightclubx

Well, I would love Onimusha 1-3, and Viewtiful Joe to be re-released in HD with the same detail and care as Okami's HD port, which is one of THE best of its kind since the Ico and Shadow Collection. As for sequels, Power Stone would be fantastic. Reboot RE to it's beginnings (crate pushing and all, even), and...  Well, as everyone here as stated, don't lock any content that should be in there in the first place, and make DLC as a supplement to the core game, not a necessity. *sends an extra copy of this comment to Santa Claus just to make sure*

Namgis
Namgis

Reboot RE - back to its roots. Or let someone else have a go at the license.

New IPs.

 

Wensea10
Wensea10

My opinion is that Capcom should really look forward to the Okami series.

Viralmessiah666
Viralmessiah666

Heres how you do it capcom,if you really care....make COMPLETE games,don't build games as a platform for DLC...make a whole game,THEN figure out how to add on to it,then charge a reasonable price for said game,and people will buy it. if you take the business model that you've been using,half games,half DLC,and people realize they're paying 100+ bucks for one game,you will fail...very simple.

TrueProphecy22
TrueProphecy22

Trying to placate all the angry fans they've ticked off in the last few years.  Based on their track record, I'd say it's up in the air if they actually listen.

digi-demon
digi-demon

Oh, definately more releases with on disc DLC please :P

DAOWAce
DAOWAce

The only thing I want from Capcom is Monster Hunter on PC.

It's been far far too long since the series has existed without a PC version. (Instead they put it on casual handhelds, wtf?!)

al3azmi
al3azmi

This "Survey" should be about which game series to bring back? i seriously want onimusha 5 or megaman x9

jamesmichealtil
jamesmichealtil

Capcom have done so great HD makeovers on digital Dowmloads Streetfighter third strike Marvel vs Capcom orgins  the For-coming Vampire ressurection is looking great hopeful they  will do the same with Streetfighter alpha 3 well deserved of an HD make-over & a fourth but an Capcom vs SNk download bundle would be great millionire & capcom vs SNK2 would be SWEET!!!!!!!

edinko
edinko

(sarcasm) I am in for 40$ day 1 DLC already on disc (/sarcasm)

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

I don't mind downloading games on my PC. The problem with digital sales on consoles is that once you buy the game, then it's tied to that console, or at best to consoles from that particular manufacturer. If you decide you don't want to buy Microsoft's next console there's no way you can transfer your games to your PS4.

Silinel
Silinel

1. Stop pre-ordering games, and at least wait a few days to see if and how you stand to be screwed. When you pre-order a game, then complain about it, it's like jumping off a bridge, then complaining because you didn't look down first. Stop being too impatient to do a little recon before plunking down $40-$60, especially on something that lacks a full cash refund policy if opened. I promise you, the sort of people that matter will not care that you bought you copy of a game 72 hours after they did.

 

2. I'd like to know how many of you complaining about the on-disc DLC paid to unlock the on-disc DLC. That dollar is the vote that matters. If you're dissatisfied with your order at a restaurant, you don't keep on eating and complain while you're still stuffing your face. You have a problem with locked on-disc content? Prove it.

Zero_Echo
Zero_Echo

 @V-Mack I think you meant Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale not Smash Brothers. Smash Bros was a rip-off of PASBR.

Metallicwolf29
Metallicwolf29

@V-Mack Dante and Virgil did not work together in the original?

mike468
mike468

 @TrueProphecy22 I think this is a last ditch effort on Capcom's part. I think almost all their major releases for the past year or so have fallen way below expectations for sales and they have to see the growing rage in their fans. 

 

Fans are fed up with the on disk DLC and the mockery they have turned a number of their franchises into. The Street Fighter x Mega Man game was a nice gesture, but its far from any thing meaningful until Capcom really proves they are going to listen to their fans and not try to milk things.

 

They treat their fans right and they will get the sales they want, but until Capcom proves otherwise this my view for the time being:

 

http://www.facebook.com/BoycottCapcom

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

 @TrueProphecy22  Pretty sure they see their sales lower and start to lighten up on how fans are the major part of their sales. Maybe if they didnt change EVERYTHING that made what capcom was well they would still be as big today.

Frame11
Frame11

 @DAOWAce Hmm I do love monster hunter and was waiting for it since the original on Ps2. I still don't forget them for forcing japan dev's to update their ps3 program to accept trophies ( I really don't give a fOck about trophies so I respect japans not to update their version of ps3 as ours) I just want my monster hunter and play it on my big tv and lay back in my couch.  No I dont want to buy a nintendo home console. But pc ? I don't think monster hunter would need to go on pc unless they would re-invent the series and make it so much more dramatic and less cartoonish. To tell you the truth I liked the "survival" aspect of the game ( carve your food out of flesh and cook it, hunt, persuade and trap the monsters, craft, sleep at camps...Though they never pushed it further as to climb with hooks ropes and assurance techniques for the respect of the actual dangers of climbing...you know, more severe, tough techniques where you need co-op unless you're a pro!

 

Also since they added swim and dive I find It very stupid to fight monsters underwater. they make the beasts look ridiculous to beat them in their element. I mean a ship battle or a whole fleet to pull and drag that beast out so everyone can either harpoon it's arse or bring it on earth and beat it up.I feel the games lack ingenuity from the devs and the players to proove they have some when playing.

 

What would be cool about the PC version would be mods made out of the games if they'd actually also make it to PC.In my honest opinion, If I was a dev I'd make my game available on all platforms, and bring war to the console wars because if there was only one super  powered ingeneered console, we all be happy.

 

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

 @Dr_Corndog  you still cant transfer a physical game from your xbox to PS3 so I dont get your judgement. Games they are planing to sell digitally are all ports of old-school classics or HD remake of old-school classics. These has always been sold through digital and I wouldnt pay 10$ extra just cause they have to crerate a box + manual for these old games to be sold in stores.