By far, Capcom and Dontnod Entertainment’s Remember Me has been one of the biggest surprises out of Gamescom 2012’s announcements, and both teams might be gearing the upcoming title for next-gen consoles, too. That means it’s getting some potential franchise treatment later down the road, if the game sells well.
As Capcom senior producer Mat Hart notes, the May 2013 target date puts Remember Me put against some heavy hitters, as many game delays also fall into that same summer stretch.
Hart also talked with Joystiq about the games’ future potential, saying that Capcom’s already seen enough with the game that they already want a sequel, as well as a push for the franchise to next-gen consoles:
“The thing is, if you leave it too late into next year, then you are starting to straddle that line where you’re starting to move into the next generation consoles. And what we wanna do is make sure we launch this on the current generation of consoles, to really sell it in, and establish it as a new IP. And then build the franchise out in line with the new consoles coming out.”
If Remember Me proves to be a hit this late in the current console generation with both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it’s not unreasonable to assume that an updated version could be available for the PS4 and Xbox 720, sequel or not. Regardless, the gameplay and concept have looked impressive in each trailer we’ve seen so far.