Thursday, June 19, 2008
RM9's Development Outsourced?
A little something new from "The Shadow."
Apparently, RM9/MM9 is being developed by Capcom with the aid of an unknown third party company. "The Shadow" wouldn't identify who the third party company was, but compared the "partnership" to Capcom's former involvement with the Zelda GameBoy games.
This assumption is based upon RM9/MM9's title screen which depicts two developers next to the copyright date.
This news may lead to the assumption that RM9/MM9 is being developed by Capcom USA (which would explain why it's being beta tested in the US) with the aide of a third party developer that might have had a hand in the development of the other "Capcom Digital" titles. (Bionic Commando Rearmed, SFTIITHDR, Commando 3, 1942) To note, all recent Capcom Digital titles have been developed within the US alongside a third party developer.
How does this make you feel? Would you still purchase RM9/MM9 knowing that it wasn't developed by the fine folks at CoJ?
As with all of "The Shadow" rumors, take them with a grain of salt.