Capcom management abandoned interest in new IP to force development of sequels, former Capcom head of development Keiji Inafune has alleged.
Studio bosses keen to cut costs opted for a policy of systemic sequelisation, Inafune claimed in an address at a Kyoto university (translated by Andriasang).
New titles - including Inafune's Dead Rising and Lost Planet - were initially rejected.
Capcom plans to squash three top Xbox 360 titles into one retail box from 8th September in North America.
Developer: Heavy Iron Studios
Microsoft is letting silver members of Xbox Live play cross-platform games online for free.
At a press conference at E3 today, Capcom confirmed the forthcoming Lost Planet film which screenwriter David Hayter mentioned at last week's Anime Expo.
Hayter - the voice of Solid Snake, who wrote the X-Men movies and as the imminent adaptation of classic graphic novel Watchmen - will write the screenplay. The film will be produced by Arad Productions, the new company set up by former Marvel comics boss Avi Arad. Warner has the global distribution rights.
"This game has every ingredient that makes a great movie, from a reluctant hero to a betrayal," said Arad. "Games are now more story driven, they have main characters and villains, they have love stories and they have hope. Lost Planet is dealing in a very imaginative way with an issue that is very close to our hearts, which is energy."
David Hayter, the man who provides the voice for Solid Snake, has been chatting about his role in the forthcoming Lost Planet movie.
Capcom has announced the new version of Lost Planet is coming to Xbox 360 and PC on June 6th.
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies Edition bundles the original game with new content and a cross-platform play option. There are new online modes, maps, weapons and models.
New modes for the single player campaign include Score Attack, where you're awarded points for destroying enemies and objects, and Trial Battle, where you take on every boss of the game, one after the other.