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Capcom Removes Itself From the Acquisition Radar of Microsoft

Published 09/25/2023, 6:36 AM EDT

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Capcom is one of the biggest names in the gaming industry. With a long list of fan-favorite titles, including Street Fighter and Resident Evil, the Japanese video game company has firmly established itself as a major developer. However, rumors of acquisitions have plagued the Japanese company for some time now. Recently, it was revealed that Microsoft has plans to take over the Monster Hunter devs as a strategic move.

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Capcom’s COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto has recently announced the company’s plans to extend its gaming library. Such plans include more expansion into mobile gaming, among others. In a recent interview, Tsujimoto also made his opinions clear about the Microsoft acquisition rumors.

Upholding autonomy amid acquisition rumors


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In a recent interview, Capcom’s COO left no room for ambiguity over the acquisition whispers. Tsujimoto emphasized the company’s unwavering commitment to maintaining its independence and steering clear of any acquisition discussions. The rumors have become more interesting in light of Microsoft’s recent headline-grabbing acquisition of CoD publishers Activision. This stance underscores Capcom’s profound faith in its ability to chart its course and thrive as an autonomous creative powerhouse within the gaming industry.

Capcom’s COO declared the intent to “graciously” reject such an offer. Instead, the resources should be allocated so that both entities can persist as equal partners. This highlights Capcom’s determination to protect its unique identity and creative freedom within the realm of digital entertainment.


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Capcom’s resolute commitment to self-sufficiency demonstrates its faith in the inherent capacities and dedication to delivering unparalleled gaming experiences. While the gaming landscape continues its transformation, Capcom’s determined stand on creative autonomy ensures that its legendary franchises will continue to captivate fans worldwide for generations to come.


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Capcom’s defiant stance against Microsoft’s acquisition temptation

Capcom is best known for its Resident Evil games. The studio has recently experienced record-high stock prices and soaring expectations. However, the industry is buzzing with speculation over potential acquisition offers from Microsoft. Capcom’s leadership has issued a resolute proclamation that is focused on safeguarding its autonomy and negating Microsoft’s advances.


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In an era marked by mergers and acquisitions, Capcom’s defiant stance highlights its intentions of safekeeping the enduring value of artistic independence and the company’s determination to write its own narrative. This decision also reflects a deep-rooted confidence that their iconic titles will remain ever popular among fans, unburdened by external influences. The decision also elaborates Capcom’s spirit of innovation that has defined the company over the decades.

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Diptarko Paul


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Rohan Karnad