Capcom on Recruitment Drive to Reverse Fortunes
Written Thursday, January 23, 2014 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Capcom CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto intends to hire "at least 100 software developers every year,” in order to strengthen the publisher’s internal development workforce.
The news comes following Capcom’s disappointing financial 2013, in which it recorded half the year end profits it had projected. One of the reasons identified for this was a "decline in quality due to excessive outsourcing.”
Capcom’s intention to strengthen internal development would seem to be a attempt to reverse the trend.
In an open letter on the publisher’s website, Tsujimoto said, "I want to build a development framework that can put the right people in the right places. This process will reflect an understanding of what consumers want and what types of products have become hits. From now on, I plan to hire at least 100 software developers every year to give us an even more powerful development workforce."
Among the internal projects known to be in development at Capcom include Ultra Street Fighter IV and PS4 free-to-play title Deep Down. It is also believed to be working on Resident Evil 7.