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Capcom wants to know if you’d watch another Capcom Showcase

Capcom is surveying fans on its recent digital showcase, including asking if they would like to see another.

The 35-minute live stream event took place on Monday and offered additional looks at Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, Street Fighter 6, Capcom, Expoprimal, Resident Evil 4 and more.

The event did not include any new game announcements. Instead, Capcom announced Resident Evil 4 in a PlayStation State of Play earlier this month, and Dragon’s Dogma 2 in a separate live stream on Thursday.

Capcom has begun surveying its fans on the showcase by asking them to fill out a series of forms via its social media channels. “We’d love to hear your thoughts on the #CapcomShowcase, so please take a few minutes to fill out this brief survey,” it said.

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The survey asks various questions, including how the user heard about the Showcase, which games they were interested in, and what they enjoyed most and least.

It also asks how the user felt about the duration of the showcase and if they would watch “a future Capcom digital event like Capcom Showcase”, should it hold one.

Capcom was one of fewer third-party publishers to hold a digital event this month, as many other companies opted to include their announcements in Summer Game Fest, or hold off sharing new content entirely.

Square Enix, Ubisoft and Electronic Arts did hold digital showcases around Summer Game Fest, despite doing so last year.

In 2021, companies such as the above received a somewhat negative critical response to their own digital events, which fans felt contained fewer announcements than anticipated.

Journalist and presenter Geoff Keighley, who is behind Summer Game Fest and The Game Awards, had warned consumers to expect fewer digital events this summer.

“There were a lot of shows last year where everyone was disappointed when they weren’t really press conferences, right? Like Take-Two, Capcom, Square Enix and things like that,” he said.

“I think [they] have learned that if you’re going to do a press conference, you kind of need to have 30 minutes-plus of stuff, and sometimes they only have one or two great games to show, which may not be enough to do a full event around.”

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