Capcom wants to develop games faster; new DmC in 2.5 years

Capcom has announced its goal to release sequels to its franchises at a faster pace than before. According to chairman and CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto, the company wants “to reduce the time needed to develop major titles from the usual three-to-four years to only 2.5 years.”

“Speeding up development will probably raise the cost,” he adds. “But creating quality content will be vital to Capcom’s ability to survive by overcoming intense global competition.”

Speaking specifically of the Ninja Theory-developed DmC: Devil May Cry, president and COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto says the game’s longer development cycle was “due to the time needed to select development companies because of our decision to switch to external development.”

Going forward, however: “But our goal is to reduce the cycle to 2.5 years for subsequent titles in this series.”

DmC was just this week dated for January 15, 2013.

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