Japanese publishing giant Capcom has indicated it intends to revive inactive IPs.
According to the company’s 2019 financial report, its primary focus is still on core IPs such as Resident Evil and Monster World. Of which, the latter has shipped 13 million units worldwide as of July 2019.
In light of Resident Evil’s success, the company has chosen to take a new direction with Project Resistance, despite incoming complaints from fans of the survival-horror franchise.
“While we are placing a priority on maximising the revenue from current core IP,” reads the report.
“We are also actively looking to utilise dormant IP. Further, as the creation of new IP is indispensable in generating medium- to long-term growth, we are working to develop new brands as well.”
For this fiscal year, Devil May Cry 5 has shifted 2.1 million units. Furthermore, Resident Evil 2 has achieved 4.2 million, while Monster Hunter World reigns supreme having sold 4.5 million units.
However, as a whole, the Resident Evil series has sold 91 million copies, 37 million more than that of the Monster Hunter franchise.
Capcom made no mention of what franchises it wishes to bring back to life. However, it “will revive dormant intellectual properties for which we have not recently released new titles by increasing the number of our developers,” according to the report.
For years, many fans of Dino Crisis have called for a reboot. No doubt the Japanese firm will consider the action-adventure series when the time for a revival comes.