Capcom has suggested that it could revive dormant IPs and game franchises. In the company’s recent investor relations Q&A, Capcom was asked what were its plans for dormant IPs, responding, “We are currently putting together plans for our pipeline based on-demand data from the market.” This could mark the return of Dino Crisis.
Basically, if the demand is high enough, Capcom might consider a revival of its treasured IPs from the past. These include titles like Viewtiful Joe, directed by Platinum Games’ Hideki Kamiya, as well as Darkstalkers, which hasn’t seen a new entry (apart from remakes and remasters) since 1997.
“Going forward, we will continue to take customers’ wishes into consideration while devising our title lineup,” Capcom added.
However, the most-requested dormant IP under Capcom’s banner is still Dino Crisis. The dinosaur survival horror series enjoyed some success when it launched on the PS1, acting as another take on Resident Evil‘s successful survival horror formula. Despite mass fan outcry for a new entry or remake, Capcom pushed forward with another original dino-slaying IP called Exoprimal instead.
Capcom is also currently working on the mysterious Pragmata, the developer’s first original IP in almost a decade. Not much is actually known about the new project, but it looks like it might incorporate science fiction elements.
Regardless, this is excellent news as it means that Capcom might reconsider reviving some of its most requested game franchises. Whether this includes Dino Crisis or not remains to be seen, but we can surely expect to see other classics make a welcomed return.
Meanwhile, it’s rumoured that Capcom might be working on a few projects, namely the next mainline Resident Evil title and a remake of Resident Evil 4 alongside a sequel to Dragon’s Dogma. The company is also likely working on the next major entry in the Monster Hunter series, which will be a big-budget sequel to Monster Hunter World. Street Fighter 6 was already announced earlier this year.
Source: Video Games Chronicle