Expect more downloadable high-definition remasters from Capcom. In the Q&A for their latest financial results, Capcom said that thanks to the Resident Evil remaster’s high sales, HD remasters will be one of the company’s “key business activities” moving forward.
“HD remasters of our catalog hit titles will be one of our key business activities,” Capcom said in the Q&A. “Overseas, it is becoming difficult to sell these lower-priced and re-mastered titles at stores because of the declining number of stores and sales area limitations. Therefore, we started aggressive digital download sales activities.
“These activities created new demand for these titles. For example, overseas download sales of Resident Evil (HD Remastered) in the past fiscal year were far higher than we expected. It is not a risk but rather the growth of the download sales channel gives users more options. We regard this as growth in opportunities to have allow access for more people to enjoy our games.”
Capcom’s next remaster, Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC next month. Besides that, a remaster for Resident Evil Zero was leaked prior to the launch of the Resident Evil remaster.