Considering we are in May, developers and publishers are reporting their financials for the fiscal year, and earnings call usually result in a few points the community can grab on for hints towards the company's future plans. Capcom published their financial report yesterday and included some of the studio's plans for the rest of the year and goals they are setting out to achieve.
One of the major goals Capcom has their eyes set on is increasing their console and PC game shipments to 28 million, which is around 2.5 million units increase from the reported 25.5 million for the past fiscal year. The studio plans on implementing several measures to achieve this goal, through more region-sensitive pricing and increasing the digital availability of Capcom's games through bundles and discounts.
In addition to that, the earnings call confirmed two new major titles are coming the fans' way, but are yet to be announced. We already received numerous Resident Evil remakes so far, which were received with mixed reviews, either really good or mediocre, alongside the latest entry in the franchise, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. The latter signified a return to the series' horror roots and provided an experience that received critical acclaim for players and critics alike for its horror elements and well-executed storyline cutscenes.
We could see a new fighting game coming out of the studio, or even the forgotten Deep Down. The dungeon crawler was originally announced back in 2013, and we didn't receive any significant information since then. It is about time we hear again from Capcom on their dive into the genre.
In other news, Monster Hunter: World managed to sell over 15.5 Million units, while its Iceborn Expansion passed the 5 Million mark. This is a huge step for the Monster Hunter franchise.
Do you have any guesses what could we see coming out from Capcom for the rest of the year? Would you prefer to see a certain franchise getting a remake or a new entry to freshen things up? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below.