We’ve seen plenty of publishers and developers come out in support of the Nintendo Switch. Capcom is the latest in a long line, finally addressing the console in an official capacity through a recent letter to investors.
Yes, Capcom actually uses the word “excellent” in explaining its stance on developing games for it,
It is excellent to have the market invigorated with new hardware launches. As a software publisher, we endeavor to develop games that offer enjoyment best suited to each piece of hardware’s features and target users. Following first party, in order to introduce our own content we are currently moving forward with internal planning and analysis as a partner company.
Capcom also addressed the issue of making cross-platform games that can be played on the Switch and on higher end consoles likes the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
We are currently carrying out research with regards to multiplatform implementation of software for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on to the Nintendo Switch and thus are unable to comment at this moment. However, we do feel that there are differences in the desired direction and the play-style of the Nintendo Switch and those of the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. At Capcom, we determine which platform to release a title for after considering the features of both our software and the hardware in question, believing we must bring the enjoyment of our games to their maximum potential.
Capcom needs those Monster Hunter dollars!
Without question, Capcom needs the Switch as a place to unload its Monster Hunter franchise. The Vita is quickly going out of style, and the world is still waiting to see if the Nintendo 3DS follows suit. Should both depart, millions of Monster Hunter players are going to need a mobile platform to play with their friends, and the Nintendo Switch is all we really have!
Street Fighter is stuck in a deal with Sony, and it can’t jump platforms so easily. And as for Resident Evil 7, that could be a possibility. I’m also convinced there is a Mega Man game in the works in collaboration with the series 30th anniversary and new cartoon.
There are plenty of ways Capcom can tackle the Nintendo Switch, and all of them revolve around it’s best and most iconic franchises.