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Sordel said:
I really enjoyed Dragons Dogma when I played it in 2014 but I'm not at all interested in Devil May Cry 5. What makes Capcom think that these two games command a similar fanbase?

This thread really needs to be re-titled because from what I gather this is just an innocent developer comment... 

It's not an official statement from Capcom. 

The person who made Dragon's Dogma made Devil May Cry 5. There is the connection for you. 

I do think this was a stupid thing to say but it honestly is not the same as the other statements Capcom has made ... it's just dumb because it lacks self awareness. I don't even think the main development team would be the one porting DMC5 to Switch if that actually ended up happening so it's a weird comment. 



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Meh!! If they had said Resident Evil 2 Remake instead...



I'm simply not interested in helping Capcom port every old game in their library just to get a new one. I, as many other Switch owners, actually own another system as well.

I reward 3rd parties with my money intelligently. I have already bought more games on the Switch than for the PS4 which I've had for 2 years more. If I prefer the portability, or it is a complete game that runs well on the system, I'll buy it. For example, I got Diablo III on Switch which I would have never bought on a console if it wasn't for the portability it offers. 

But what I will not do is foolishly buy games I don't want, like DD, just so that I'm given the opportunity to be grateful I have a new game. Nope. If I buy DMC 5, it will be intelligently: when the game is cheap enough, and on the best platform I can run it on (ie PS4 Pro). I'm not a beggar nor do I want breadcrumbs from anyone. I have not bought the RE games on the Switch because they are not good value. DD is not good value either. If Capcom doesn't want to release the game on the Switch, that is their choice. I'm not here to tell them what they shall do with their money, and I will definitely not accept them setting out conditions on how I should spend my money either. If they don't want my custom, I am fine with this. There are simply too many games on the Switch and I will not be struggling for choice.

There you go.

Last edited by Helloplite - on 09 March 2019

I know you guys are having a fit, buuuuuut I do want to say that Dragon's Dogma is a great, but very ugly game ( like don't even think you are going to create a character that you like, just put a helmet or a mask on and let it go). Really, ya'll should try it anyways



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pokoko said:
The Capcom rage seems a bit over reactionary with this. It's a question reply from the game director to a magazine I've never heard of, not some kind of official Capcom statement. Sounds like he's just trying to get people to buy the game. Probably means nothing.

Yeah, that is the best explanation. The statement itself is either wrong or indicates a bad practice, but probably this guy didn't mean it very serious to begin with.



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Megiddo said:
Mandalore76 said:

Dragon's Dogma sold .04m copies on Xbox One, and Capcom still released Devil May Cry 5 on Xbox One.  So, this confirms that Dragon's Dogma only has to sell .04m copies on Switch to be considered a success, correct?

Porting between the X1, PS4, and (Windows) PC is relatively easy because they all share the same architecture and have enough power between them to not have to gimp on any assets. That is not true with a potential Switch version. Nintendo decided to not even attempt parity with the PS4/X1 and thus any port job of a game that uses the extent of resources that the PS4/X1 has will require at least some tweaking to get it running on a Switch. If Nintendo released a console with similar specs as PS4/X1 and based on x86 architecture then Capcom easily could have ported DMC5/RE2 Remake/etc. They didn't, because they know their strength is their first party titles and portability, and they made the right choice.

As I say it again and again: as a developer I can assure you, that compilers take care of different architectures these days without any problem. What you probably need though is the engine it is running on. That Switch got with Unity and Unreal the two most important engines has certainly a positive effect on ports (compared with WiiU, which didn't got Unreal).

The second part though is more relevant. Yes, with lesser power you have to gimp assets or effects. Not super difficult though, but you have to put some resources into it.

The most important part is left out by you: cartridges. Cartridges hold a lot less memory than optical discs. Optimitzing assets for that is a pain in the ass. Again not impossible, but this actually needs effort and time (and therefore money).



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Is Fatslob-:O trolling or is he serious? It is pretty clear the says if they buy Dragons Dogma, they may port DMC5 to Switch. Which is asinine when every game they've release for Switch has met or exceeded expectations. If port the game or don't. Stop with this test bullshit. They did this crap on Wii and never followed through,the user base finally wised up and stopped buying it.



KLXVER said:
If you want this hack`n slash game be sure to buy this RPG...

lol Capcom

I know it has nothing to do with your point, but Dragon's Dogma is a very hack n slash heavy action RPG.

This vid is short, and focuses mostly on someone who is maining a fighter with a longsword, but there are a few bits of ranged combat and magic users too. I was a dual knife wielder main/ secondary acher, which was even more frenetic than most of what you see here. You can even climb onto the larger creatures, which can get crazy.



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Darc Requiem said:
Is Fatslob-:O trolling or is he serious? It is pretty clear the says if they buy Dragons Dogma, they may port DMC5 to Switch. Which is asinine when every game they've release for Switch has met or exceeded expectations. If port the game or don't. Stop with this test bullshit. They did this crap on Wii and never followed through,the user base finally wised up and stopped buying it.

It's Fatslob being Fatslob.



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