Capcom: Deep Down Has “Nothing To Do With Dragon’s Dogma”
Capcom has stepped up to clarify that new IP Deep Down is not connected to its popular RPG franchise Dragon’s Dogma in any way.
Deep Down was revealed back in February as a PlayStation 4 title, and to this day we’re not quite sure if it’s an exclusive. However information here points towards the fact that it might be, especially since no Xbox One version has been announced yet, even after E3. Although the game itself didn’t appear at E3, in fairness.
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The reason Capcom is clarifying this though is that people believed it was a re-branded Dragon’s Dogma 2, considering the nature of its reveal trailer which showed a character in armour fighting a giant dragon.
But Capcom’s senior VP Christian Svensson responded to these questions on the company’s official forum, saying, “No new [Dragon’s Dogma] product has been announced so there’s nothing I can comment on there.”
He went on to further clarify, “For reference [Dead Rising 3] and Deep Down have nothing to do with Dragon’s Dogma.”
Deep Down is currently being developed by a brand new engine described as the “next evolutionary step from the MT Framework”. The engine, titled Panta Rhei, is apparently refined specifically to take advantage of the PlayStation 4’s hardware.
This furthers my belief that Deep Down is a PlayStation 4 exclusive.
Svensson simply said at E3 that there’s “no news” on the title as it’s still “far off”.
For some actual Dragon’s Dogma news, word is that a spin-off of the game, called Dragon’s Dogma Quest, is set for release on PlayStation Vita later this year. It will be free-to-play, online, and feature a 2D art style, as early reports suggest.