It’s no secret that Capcom has come under fire with their releases of Street Fighter V and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. While Capcom had previously admitted that they released the former title prematurely, they seemingly repeated the same mistake with what many describe as a rushed release of the latter.
A recent public letter from Capcom CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto has been released, in which he talks about the esports focus that Capcom has worked on in recent years:
We at Capcom have been building eSports with our Street Fighter brand outside of Japan for the past 10 years, and now are committed to laying down the foundation to make this year “eSports Year One” within Japan. Drawing upon the markets we have already developed in the U.S. and Europe, we will move forward to promote eSports with the full force of our organization.
It goes on to include a reference to this:
… last year it was uncovered that there has been widespread product quality data falsification at major Japanese manufacturers. This discovery deeply affected the operations of these companies and the brands they had developed over many long years.
He states that the “quality of our game software is a vital matter, and one with which our entire company must be involved,” and that “we will strive to create games that delight all of our customers by prioritizing their needs and thoroughly administering strict quality control.”
While the esports division definitely affects Street Fighter V, it is uncertain how much of this focus will be placed on Marvel, nor how their quality control will change in relation to their titles. Read the full letter here.