By now most of us have had our fill of Rockman 9 and are currently awaiting to see what Capcom has in store for us next. But, what comes next? More retro titles? Revivals of older series? Something entirely new?
Unfortunately, it seems not even Capcom knows what's coming down the pipe. According to Christian Svensson, VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development (in regards to a question about a 16-bit RMX9), Capcom is possibly awaiting to see the "trailing sales figures" of Rockman 9 to determine its follow up project:
"16 bit style eh? Retro but not as retro as 8-bit. Neat idea and I'm not sure what Infaune-san is cooking up on that front at the moment. I think we're still waiting to see what the trailing sales of MM9 look like before we evaluate any other projects of that nature."
So in a sense, Capcom is most likely seeing if Rockman 9 has "legs", a term used to describe a game's staying power in the charts. If Rockman 9 continues to sell at a rate that Capcom finds satisfying, they will most likely begin work on a follow up title.