New IPs can be hard to come by in the twilight of a console cycle, but that didn’t stop Capcom from announcing Remember Me earlier this week at Gamescom. In addition to just revealing the game, senior producer Mat Hart states that the publisher is looking beyond just a single title. He states that they are hoping to build a long-term relationship with developer Dontnod and turn Remember Me into a major franchise. When asked about the game’s May 2013 release window and the risk of releasing a new IP in a very crowded time frame, he had this to say:
“The thing is, if you leave it too late into next year, then you are starting to straddle that line where you’re starting to move into the next generation consoles. And what we wanna do is make sure we launch this on the current generation of consoles, to really sell it in, and establish it as a new IP. And then build the franchise out in line with the new consoles coming out.”
What we’ve seen of Remember Me thus far is very intriguing, but we’ll have to wait and see if it has what it takes to make a splash in what is looking to be the final year of the current console generation. We’ll continue to follow the game and update you on anything else that comes along. Stay tuned to OnlySP for more news and make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute information.