The COVID-19 pandemic has been rough on video game developers all around the world. Capcom is no exception, as it had to significantly scale back its number of titles for fiscal years 2021 and 2022. But Capcom wants 2023 to be a year of resurgence for the company, with a slew of new releases planned for the next year according to its recent earnings report.
From April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023, Capcom plans to release 45 new titles. We’re already more than a month into Capcom’s new fiscal year, but it’s clear the company has ambitious plans for the next couple of months.
Again, these dates are referring to Capcom’s fiscal year ’23, which will end next March, not the calendar year. That means Capcom likely has a bunch of games to announce for the latter half of 2022 and for Q1 of 2023. It’s an exciting prospect for sure.
Capcom’s plans for 2023: what’s on the docket?
The earnings report doesn’t reveal too many specifics about Capcom’s upcoming roster of games. With 45 new titles planned, there’s obviously plenty of games that Capcom hasn’t announced yet. Still, the earnings report only specifically mentions Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, an expansion for the 2021 title set to launch in June.
This makes it ripe for speculation on what Capcom has in store for the next 11 months. Recently announced titles like Exoprimal, Pragmata, and Street Fighter 6 may well be part of this slate, though some only have a release window of 2023 and others don’t have a release date at all. It’s also worth noting that 2022 is the 35th anniversary of Mega Man; if Capcom is working on a new Mega Man title, then the next sixth months is the perfect timeframe to release it.
Those 45 new games represent a big leap over the previous two fiscal years. In FY2021, Capcom only released 14 new titles; and in FY2022, 24 new games. If all goes according to plan (and when does it ever?), that’s a sign of some great things to come for Capcom.
Are you excited to see what Capcom has in store for 2023? Any series you hope they bring back? Let us know!
Via Game Rant.