"Cultural Differences" Mean Capcom Developer And West Can't Collaborate

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Capcom have been big on Western collaborations lately. Two Bionic Commando games, Dark Void, Dead Rising 2, all have been handled by Western teams. But not everybody at Capcom's Japanese HQ is as keen as management to "go west".

In an internal interview for Capcom's investor relations site, Jun Takeuchi - of Lost Planet and Resident Evil 5 fame - has gone all stick-in-the-mud.

"The core elements of [Lost Planet 2] were developed in Japan, while the music and some of the language details were handled overseas", he said. "Cultural differences don't allow for the smooth collaboration between Japan and developers overseas."


Well, they won't with an attitude like that!

Jun Takeuchi [Capcom] [image]

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I cant wait to see how fucked up Front Mission is going to be. From what I heard from McWhertor Im not going to be amused.

Seriously companies here in Japan need to stop thinking the solution to their "problems" is tossing IPs to overseas companies to work on with idiotic hopes that it will suddenly fill in the gap why certain IPs dont do as well internationally as they do domestically.

Either hire people who know what they are doing and somehow manage to fit them into the team or just go about doing what you know how to do best. *Besides stuffing shit up with brilliant decisions.