Due to recent commercial failures, Capcom will outsource fewer games to other developers.
Due primarily to the commercial failure of Bionic Commando, a title developed by Swedish studio GRIN , Capcom has announced that will focus more on developing games in Japan and less on outsourcing their franchises to overseas developers.
“Our experience with Bionic Commando has demonstrated the difficulty of outsourcing the development of new title to overseas companies,” Capcom explains. But they realize that collaborating with overseas developers is important, stating that "Nevertheless, we cannot develop a sufficient number of titles without using the resources of these companies. This is why we plan to continue using these alliances."
Capcom plans to only send existing franchises with established fanbases to overseas developers, while the development of new titles will happen in Japan. "We plan to develop new titles primarily in Japan. Overseas companies may be used mostly to develop titles for existing game series with well-established characters and universal themes. Overseas companies will also handle certain parts and/or lineups of such games.”