Capcom Hasn’t Given up on Deep Down
During a recent interview, Capcom Producer Yoshinori Ono discussed the future of the company, including the possibility of Deep Down seeing the light of day in the future. Deep Down was set to be a PlayStation 4 exclusive action game running on the Panta Rhei engine which apparently has functionality issues. The game’s story features a team of time travelers known as Ravens to defeat foes of various eras in procedurally generated dungeons. The original team of Developers working on Deep Down has disbanded but Capcom is keeping the trademark registered for an eventual release.
“I haven’t been called Mr. Deep Down quite yet. The original team is clearly no longer together at this point, but people might have noticed that we’ve kept the trademark registered, and it’s not been completely given up on. Every year we examine titles we’re doing in the future, and we bring up projects to approve and move forward,” said Yoshinori Ono. “There’s not much I can say about it, but if you’ve noticed we’ve kept the trademark it means we haven’t given up on the title completely.” Capcom fans looking forward to the time travelling dungeon crawler have much to delight in with this update but it sounds like the game won’t be releasing this generation anymore.
Yoshinori Ono also spoke briefly during the interview about the potential of streaming platforms such as Google Stadia: “I felt that for an action game, if you’re not super hardcore and into frame-counting it could work for the average gamer,” he said. “I think it’ll be fine for them. But if you’re more demanding, you’re probably already complaining to me about the netcode and all we’re doing is sending commands. The idea of using current infrastructure to send those inputs and all the visuals seems like a tough ask at the moment. I think there’s going to be some breakthrough, hopefully we’ll see some great inspirational idea for how to really get this stuff working.”
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