Capcom and their shareholders have finally decided to end their hostile takeover defense strategy according to an official statement on their investor website. What this means, essentially, is that the company is now up for sale. Nintendo or Microsoft could swoop in, buy up stock and take complete control of the video game developer.
So what hangs in the balance? Let’s see…
Street Fighter (Though 5 was just confirmed)
Devil May Cry
Capcom is by no means “over” as a company and will continue to pursue and develop projects for PC and home consoles. Rather, the company decided to end all strategic methods that would prevent a large company from executing a major buy-out. Despite this, Capcom vows to protect it’s brand by taking “necessary measures within the admissible limits of applicable laws and regulations” if feeling threatened.
So what now? Well several individual organizations could snatch up portions of the company…or perhaps someone like Nintendo could buy them? Just imagine a Nintendo-Capcom partnership in the same vein of their relationship with Rare in the 90’s.
Hey, I can dream!