Gamers can expect more HD Remasters from Capcom, according to a new Q&A session with the company.
In a recent Q&A for the company’s latest financial results, Capcom said that HD Remasters will be a focus for the company moving forward. They stated: “HD Remasters of our catalog hit titles will be one of our key business activities. Overseas, it is becoming difficult to sell these lowered-priced and re-mastered titles at stores because of the declining number of stores and sales area limitations.”
They continue: “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.”
Resident Evil HD Remaster released in January, and broke sales records for Capcom. It became the fastest selling digital title in the company’s history in North America and Europe. The game also broke PSN records, becoming the biggest selling day one digital title, according to Capcom.
Capcom’s next digital remaster is the upcoming Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition next month. The game will release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.