Capcom has no intention of dropping support for the previous generation consoles despite seeing "better than originally expected" sales of Xbox One and PS4, Katsuhiko Ichii, director and executive corporate officer in charge of Capcom's consumer games business, has revealed.

"Past experience shows that there is a set transition period before the market makes the switch to next-gen consoles," wrote Ichii in a new Capcom Q&A. "In light of this fact, we definitely intend to continue releasing titles for the consoles already out on the market."

That said, Capcom is investing heavily in next-gen tech.

"The first thing we've done is made Panta Rhei, a game development engine for next-gen consoles, ready for practical use," he explained. "We're now developing Deep Down for PlayStation 4, which will be the first title made with this engine."

He added: "We are also pushing ahead with the development of some other titles on the Phanta Rei engine, the names of which have yet to be announced."

One game rumoured to be in development is a new title in the Resident Evil franchise, although Capcom has said nothing official on the game. Resident Evil 6 was released in October 2012.

As the publisher's biggest IP it can't be long until details on a new game are revealed.

Source: Capcom Q&A

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