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Capcom’s Resident Evil Team Set Their Sights On VR

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Capcom’s division 1, best known for the development of the core Resident Evil games, are slowing down game development in favour of working on technology for virtual reality projects. This is detailed in Capcom’s annual financial report, which shows the company’s financial achievements over the past year as well as its new growth strategies. A passage from series producer Jun Takeuchi reads:

“We are focusing our energy on challenging the virtual reality (VR) game market,” “Division 1 is currently building a new game development engine able to support VR.”

Takeuchi goes on to add the claim that VR is “the hottest market right now.” but also stresses that Division 1 has not abandoned game development and will continue to work on games alongside this new venture. A demo of one of these Capcom developed experiences, called ‘Kitchendebuted at E3 2015 in June.

Jun Takeuchi’s claims that VR is the hottest market may not strictly be true however, as a new survey from Valve suggests that the majority of PC users will not be changing their gaming set-up to accommodate for virtual reality. In the survey, 42% of the 2000 respondents said they would not upgrade their PC’s hardware for VR. Almost 70% said they would not move their PC to account for the additional space needed for VR. Whether these statistics apply to console gamers deciding to adopt Playstation’s Morpheus or Microsoft’s HoloLens, remains to be seen.

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  • Nope Naw

    I guess hoping that they would go back to basics and not rely on gimmicks or watered down action content was too much to hope for.

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