Thursday, 13 May 2010

Capcom Planning A Facebook Game

Capcom has decided to make games for Facebook as an interview with Capcom President Haruhiro Tsujimoto revealed:
“Gaming on social networks is poised to impact the traditional video game industry and is a presence that cannot be ignored. We have to make our move.”
Not surprising if considering that the current dominator of the market, Zynga Game Network, made around $450 million profit mainly to their two most successful games Mafia Wars and Farmville (currently the biggest game in Facebook with 78 million users approx), and many developers have stated Farmville as an example to follow in terms of low cost game equals high profit (VERY high profit). In fact, Electronic Arts already made the move when they bought London based developer Playfish ($400 million it cost EA); even Sid Meier will introduce his all famed Civilization for the social network.

The user friendly and simplicity of the Facebook games make these relatively cheap while making big profits via the micro-transactions for on-game objects. A similar movement occurred with the Wii when the first low cost games were successful. We will have to wait and see if this run is meant to continue... probably yes...

No details on what game it would be or when will Capcom make “their move”.

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