Remember Me to Become a “Major Franchise” for Capcom
Remember Me has only just been announced, and won’t be hitting retail until sometime in May 2013, but Capcom’s already banking that it’ll be a huge hit. The mega publisher has already started making plans on the future of the franchise, and it’s not going to stop at the current generation of consoles. In an interview with Joystiq, Capcom’s Senior Producer Mat Hart said that the publishing house is hoping to work with Dontnod to turn Remember Me into something more than a current-gen memory.
“We’re looking to build a long-lasting relationship with [Dontnod Entertainment] as a developer, and build [Remember Me] into a major franchise,” said Hart.
This came as an answer when asked, “Why May 2013.” Why not wait until the next-gen is eventually announced? Capcom wanted to launch it for everyone now — but future titles will see a release on new consoles. At least, that’s the plan.
“The thing is, if you leave it too late into next year, then you are starting to straddle that line where you’re starting to move into the next generation consoles,” said Hart. “And what we wanna do is make sure we launch this on the current generation of consoles, to really sell it in, and establish it as a new IP. And then build the franchise out in line with the new consoles coming out.”
Missed all the hooplah behind the announcement of Remember Me? Born out of Dontnod’s initial project Adrift, Capcom’s newest title has already won over many a heart. Why? Watch this trailer, and you’ll know why: