Capcom: Deep Down Is Not Canceled, Undergoing Changes
Although there hasn't been an update to Deep Down since the 2014 Tokyo Game Show trailer that was released this past August, Capcom insists it is not giving up on the game, Eurogamer reports. Some people were wondering if Capcom had decided to focus more on its recently revealed Dragon's Dogma Online, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Yoshinori Ono insists that you can still look forward to Deep Down being released sometime in the future, but that it has undergone a bit of a change.
"We're thinking about showing something that looks completely different from what previously shown, although it might be a while from now," Ono explained. "The ideas we have for the game are much larger now compared to when we first announced it. Rather, the ideas we had before might not have been good enough."
It seems that the development company is looking at the game from all sides and has decided that the work that it was previously going to put into the game just simply wasn't enough. It could be that Deep Down was originally intended to be a free-to-play title on PS4 (with microtransactions in place), and Capcom could be making it a full-fledged feature.
"We must make sure to do the necessary parts correctly at the launch of the service, otherwise it'd be a shame to have an amusing game and not have any players stick around," Ono added. "When looking back at the previous ideas we had for Deep Down, we felt concerns about it not being able to capture an audience as we would've liked."