Deep Down Has “Nothing To Do” With Dragon’s Dogma, Still Early In Development

By Ishaan . June 18, 2013 . 9:50am

At Sony’s PlayStation 4 reveal back in March, Capcom teased a new game titled Deep Down, which was assumed to be a spiritual successor or replacement for Dragon’s Dogma.

 

Over on the Capcom forums, a user recently asked if Deep Down being a PS4 exclusive and free-to-play game Dragon’s Dogma Quest being a Vita title meant that the Dragon’s Dogma series was now a Sony-exclusive franchise.

 

To this, Senior VP Christian Svensson replied: “As above, no new [Dragon’s Dogma] product has been announced so there’s nothing I can comment on there. For reference [Dead Rising 3] and Deep Down have nothing to do with Dragon’s Dogma.”

 

Capcom have stated in the past that they would like to turn Dragon’s Dogma into a staple franchise, alongside others like Resident Evil and Monster Hunter. That said, Deep Down not being directly connected to Dragon’s Dogma doesn’t necessarily prevent it from being a successor to that series.

 

In a separate thread, another user asked for an update on Deep Down, to which Svensson replied: “Nope. No news right now. It’s still quite far off. Ono-san tweeted we’d have it at E3 next year.”

 

Thus far, Capcom have not commented on whether Deep Down will be a multiplatform game or not.

 


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  • Go2hell66

    its a Monster Hunter sequel right!? :D

  • http://LevelUpGeneration.blogspot.com/ KALiverin

    I’m 98% sure it’ll be multiplatform. I haven’t seen Capcom put out too many exclusive console games, if they even put any out this generation. It seems like the only real way to guarantee exclusives for your system these days is to fund and publish the game yourself.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Damn, another cool looking title announced waaay too early. I really do hope it ends up being Dragon’s Dogma related. But…

    My general rule of thumb is never to trust any company (publisher or developer, AAA or indie) until the final product is in my hands. Svensson could be telling the truth, or he could be lying out his ass. This is Capcom, but hopefully we’ll get a verdict soon…

  • BenderIsGreat

    What they haven’t done is release a patch to fix the save corruption bug. When’s that happening, by the way?

  • Pockystix

    I think this has more to do with the fact that Dragon’s Dogma had a pretty conclusive ending (NG+ aside).

    If they want to make the next series of games more open to continuous sequels, then they’ll probably just make it very similar in gameplay and design, but very different from a narrative perspective.

    • MrTyrant

      The conclusive ending is one thing but you can always make secuels or spiritual sucesors borrowing the main concepts even if they are unrelated by plot or world. It seems that deep down is completly a new idea.

    • EmoryM

      Etrian Odyssey, Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest show there’s nothing stopping you from using the same title for extremely different games (even genres.)

    • monkey king

      The ending is hardly “conclusive”; ’tis an ever turning wheel.
      Even the prologue is literally hundreds of years before the actual game, and there is plenty of lore going around for different arisen and all the other nations; gransys was just the tip of the iceberg.

  • badmoogle

    I always knew that Deep Down wasn’t Dragon’s Dogma 2 but it’s even better to hear an official confirmation.

  • MrTyrant

    Sad because I loved Dragon Dogma. At least I expect character relantionships and multiplayer modes (pvps) without being an MMO aside from that the most important things is to know how they combat would be and how open the world will be (if it isn’t a linear game)

  • EmoryM

    That’s a pretty dogmatic statement to make about a demo of your new engine that’s focused on a dragon.

  • Ryujin

    To be honest, I’m happy this isn’t a new Dragon’s Dogma title. I definitely want to see more Dragon’s Dogma goodness down the road, but this game just looked way too different to really be a part of the IP. Deep Down looks great as its own game (from what we’ve seen), but it wouldn’t really fit in with that other DD in my opinion. Anyway, here’s hoping Deep Down ends up being a solid title in its own right.

  • Göran Isacson

    Now I’m just curious as to how they’re going to differ, because they sure LOOK pretty alike so it’s going to be up to the mechanics and story to separate the two.

  • whatinthewolrd

    Dragon’s Dogma’s gameplay is the bestgame play I have ever seen in an open world game. The Elder Scrolls series could really use a lesson from Capcom.

  • Kalis Konig

    I guess Capcom is lacking in the imagination department. This game looked exactly what a Next Gen DD would probably look like. Surprised that it may not be its spiritual successor. Then again what was shown was obviously pre-rendered so who knows what the final product will look like.

  • Setsu Oh

    ??? they ll be woking on BOTH? dd2 AND ddown?
    they want to flood an already small and niche market?

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