Former head of SIE Worldwide Studios Sean Leiden gave an interview to Bloomberg, where for the first time openly named the reason for his departure from Sony. As part of the conversation, Leiden was also asked about the long-term construction Deep down from Capcom, which was announced exclusively for Playstation 4 back in 2013.
This moment did not make it into the published article, but was published by the editor Jason Schreier on Twitter. According to the journalist, when he asked Lyden what happened to the game, the answer was: “I have no idea.”…
One thing I didn’t include in the newsletter – I asked him what happened to the PS4 exclusive Deep Down (which was announced in 2013, then vanished). He had to think for a second, then responded: “I have no idea.” ?
– Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) September 3, 2022
The last time about the project was heard in April 2022. At the time, VGC sources stated that Deep Down was frozen when it was in a near-ready state.
The reasons for this decision are unknown. Apparently, Capcom decided at the last moment to remake the game, believing that it would help attract a wider audience to it. In 2014, a “change in the course of production” was reported. They wanted to distribute Deep Down on a shareware model.
At the end of 2019, producer Yoshinori Ono told in an interview with Eurogamer that the original Deep Down development team has long since dispersed on other projectshowever Capcom still holds the trademark rights and hopes to release the title someday. But whether it will be the same game is a big question.
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