Speaking to Joystiq at Gamescom 2012, Capcom senior producer Mat Hart revealed that the publisher is planning to work with Dontnod Entertainment after Remember Me is released next May, and turn the new IP into a “major franchise” on the next generation of consoles.
“The thing is, if you [launch Remember Me] too late into next year, then you are starting to straddle that line where you’re starting to move into the next generation consoles. And what we wanna do is make sure we launch this on the current generation of consoles, to really sell it in, and establish it as a new IP. And then build the franchise out in line with the new consoles coming out… We’re looking to build a long-lasting relationship with them [Dontnod] as a developer, and built this into a major franchise,”
Despite getting a big clue just before E3 that Capcom was working on a title called Remember Me, the game’s announcement earlier this week came as a very pleasant surprise. I was not expecting that Dontnod’s Adrift game would turn into what Capcom revealed this year at Gamescom, and I certainly did not anticipate the unique and intriguing aspects of its “memory hunter” gameplay.
At this point, Remember Me is looking like one of the many titles that you should put on your radar for next year. Stick with We Got This Covered and we will let you know as soon as more details about the game are released.
Oh, it’s also worth pointing out that this is yet another developer talking about the launch of next-generation consoles next year. So yeah… that is a thing that is happening.