Siliconera recently posted a new, all-things-Mega Man interview with none other than Brett Elston, Capcom Unity's own community manager. Among topics discussed, Elston talks a little about Mega Man's viability at retail. With so many digital releases in recent years, can we expect to pick up a boxed game anytime soon? Here's what he said:
"It’s entirely possible we’ll find an idea or concept that warrants a full disc release, but for the immediate future, digital feels like the right way to experience Mega Man. What form it takes, and which platform(s) it appears on, would need to suit the game and the intended audience. That said, the perceived quality of a digital title should be quite strong these days; just because something arrives via download and not in a box doesn’t mean it’s “lesser” in some way."
Personally, I have no preference. BUT I will say this: I do miss running to the store to pick up a boxed Mega Man game and adding it to my shelf. The Mega Man 9 Press Kit in my possession doesn't quite cut it. It's no substitute.
For the full interview, head over to Siliconera. (Image Source: Capcom Unity)