Capcom has not completely given up on Deep Down and we might see it again in the future.
Yoshinori Ono of Capcom who is mainly known for the Street Fighter series recently had a talk with Eurogamer. Even though the interview was about the future of Street Fighter, the conversation skewed towards Deep Down as well.
According to Ono, the original team behind Deep Down is no longer together but that doesn’t mean the game is completely dead. He also reminds us that Capcom re-registered the Deep Down trademark back in 2017 and is keeping it alive meaning that the company has not completely given up on the ill-fated game.
Ono continues to give us more hope by saying that every year, Capcom examines the titles they want to do in the future and they bring up projects and ideas to approve and move forward. This possibly means that Deep Down might get approved again in one of these examinations and finally see the light of the day.
“I haven’t been called Mr. Deep Down quite yet. The original team is clearly no longer together at this point, but people might have noticed that we’ve kept the trademark registered, and it’s not been completely given up on. Every year we examine titles we’re doing in the future, and we bring up projects to approve and move forward. There’s not much I can say about it, but if you’ve noticed we’ve kept the trademark it means we haven’t given up on the title completely”
A few years ago the title was playable in Tokyo Game Show and Ono says the concept was even developed further than that but eventually stayed in the shadows since then.
Deep Down was announced by Capcom during the PlayStation 4 reveal all the way back in 2013. It was supposed to be a singleplayer and multiplayer co-op dungeon crawler similar to Dark Souls and Capcom’s other title, Dragon’s Dogma. There hasn’t been anything related to the game since the early months and many believed it has been canceled. It looks like with all the trademark renewals and Ono’s comment, Deep Down is not completely forgotten. Who knows maybe it will be announced again as a PlayStation 5 launch title skipping a whole console generation.
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