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Capcom hiring 1,000 new developers by 2023, Resident Evil 6 remains on target

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Capcom plans to increase the number of internal development staff with an additional 1,000 new employees by 2023, the publisher revealed in its financial reports Q&A.

According to Capcom, the company includes roughly 1,500 developers as of Sept. 30, 2012. and will continue allocating developers to the home video game sector, while recruiting and training new additions to develop games for mobile and PC online game sectors.

"Our goal is to increase the number of developers by 1,000 over the next 10 years. We want to further improve the quality of our games by maintaining an internal game development team."

The publisher aims to shift away from outsourcing operations and toward the internal development of new titles, it stated in the Q&A.

"The purpose of increasing our game developer team is to create a larger percentage of our games internally" said Capcom. "Therefore, we believe that there will be no significant change in total development expenditures mainly because we will be shifting outsourced operations to our own workforce."

Capcom also acknowledged the low critical appraisal of Resident Evil 6; However, the publisher remained confident the title would hit its sales goal of 6 million units, adding it was "too early" to interpret player opinion of the game.