Capcom on why Deep Down is a new IP
posted on 03.01.13 at 10:11 AM EST by (@salromano)
"We wanted to be free to utilize the PS4's hardware capabilities."

Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono, best known for the Street Fighter series, has said Deep Down, the publisher’s tentatively-titled, newly-announced PlayStation 4 game, is a new IP to create a development environment free of constraints.

“We wanted to be free to utilize the PS4’s hardware capabilities and unique services without the constraints of working within an existing IP,” Ono told MCV.

“Of course, the development experience we gain will put us in an even better position to bring our existing series to the console in a way that takes full advantage of its hardware and services.”

Ono added that he is a big fan of PlayStation 4’s developer-friendly architecture.

“That makes it easy to make games, and the online services are easy to integrate,” he said.

“The real-time capabilities of the hardware allowed us to produce the Deep Down demonstration you saw at the conference in a relatively short amount of time.”

Deep Down was revealed on February 20 alongside PlayStation 4 at a press event in Manhattan.

“I was honored to be invited,” added Ono-san. “At the same time, I was a little hesitant about showing off a game and engine that are still at such early stages of development; neither even has a final name yet.”

A release date for Deep Down has not yet been set.

  • GaySkull

    The sooner games are polished and finished in an economical way the better for us gamers.

  • http://twitter.com/Stealth____ Stealth

    seems meh

  • rockman29

    Sal you are on the money right now.

    Great updates and very fast, great job man.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      I wish I was on some money right now. I need to buy a 3DS, Wii U, and start saving up for a PS4. xD

  • shogunknight

    Just take your time and show us more in E3

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Change the name and we’re good… ^___^

    • shogunknight

      1st person: you know deep down the deep down game was difficult to finish
      2nd person: ?!!!

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        3rd person: In your stomach deep down, there’s something deep down inside you…. The white role-play must have been fun and never meant to be finished…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adol-Christian/100002643492922 Adol Christian

    The tech demo showed a lot of promise.

  • Ritsujun

    In the next Deep Down trailer,
    Capcom would show the two words ‘Deep Down’ first, then the words ‘Dragon’s Dungeons’.
    At the end of the trailer, the logo ‘Dragon’s Dungeons’ and the logos of PS4, X720 and PC.

  • http://twitter.com/AceOfCakez Ace

    They need to go all the way and just call this game DeepThroat.

  • Aldridge517

    I expect great things.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    I loved the trailer. This part still makes me laugh though. It’s just great. =D

    http://i.picpar.com/7em.png

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    I just want dragons dogma 2.

  • capristrider

    I’m really impressed by the demo, in fact I’d say I was blown away by the production values of the demo. Simply awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    I want to be able to transform into Dragon in this game!

  • PrinceHeir

    okay will see capcom!

  • LordKaiser

    It looks like Dragon’s Dogma to me.