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Capcom invests $78M for R&D in game development constructing two high-tech facilities

Capcom invests $78M for R&D in game development  constructing two high-tech facilities

 

Build a new research and development building two buildings to strengthen Capcom, the development system
in order to expand its business scope ~, mainly online and home video game and actively adopt-development personnel
 

I will inform you Capcom, so we began construction of a research and development building of two new buildings in Osaka Office Location.

 

With the advent of next-generation machine equipped with a variety of network functions, the transition to download sales proceeds from the sale of conventional packages, game market of recent years, has accelerated the transformation of the business model and profit structure. In addition, the increasing trend of social game due to the spread of smartphones, the foot of the user layer is spread, the market size of the whole is expanding.

 

Under such circumstances, etc. put into growth areas and priority sector management resources, the Company has promoted management practices, agile by selection and concentration. This time, the fact that the construction of a new research and development building, to enhance the development and "mobility" and "control power" aggregate development department, we will promote the efficiency of the development system. In addition, in order to suppress the development costs and quality improvement due to the accumulation of development technology and know-how, working to improve in-house ratio, the development of 2,500 by 2021 year-end adopt a development staff of about 100 people every year around the new graduates It is expected to be lineup. In addition to the home video game development of conventional, by the enhancement of PC online mobile content development and high growth potential, this will enable it to achieve a competitive advantage.

 

Both research and development building, we plan to recording studio to create and sound effects and motion capture room, accommodation of more than 100 including the establishment of a multi-purpose space, to introduce state-of-the-art equipment. Also, in addition to adopting the seismic isolation structure for earthquake measures large-scale, etc. to reduce the air conditioning load to shield the afternoon sun by applying the exterior with the irregularity on the wall of the north and south, it is the development and building in consideration for environment .

 

The construction of a new research and development building, even more, I show no regret outstanding game development capabilities, and continue to create game titles full of originality, we will continue to meet the expectations of everyone in the user.

 

[Research and development building S Building (tentative name) Overview]

1. Location 3-chome, No. 5, Chuo-ku, Osaka-cho Uchiawaji
2. Lot area 454.90M 2 (137 square meters)
3. Total floor area 2054.38M 2 (621 square meters)
4. The building structure Steel reinforced concrete
5. Rank First floor 8th floor basement
6. Groundbreaking years May 2013
7. Completion date January 2015 (planned)
8. Investment About 2.5 billion yen

[Research and Development Building N Building (tentative name) Overview]

1. Location Chuo-ku, Osaka-cho 3-chome Uchihirano No. 24
2. Lot area 1332.30M 2 (403 square meters)
3. Total floor area 10,972.87 M 2 (3,319 square meters)
4. The building structure Steel reinforced concrete
5. Rank 2nd floor 16 floors above ground
6. Groundbreaking years April 2014
7. Completion date February 2016 (planned)
8. Investment About 5.5 billion yen

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Research and Development Bill S Building (tentative name)

Research and Development Building N Building (tentative name)

For further information, please contact:

Media & Investor Contact

Capcom secretary, Public Relations Division, Public Relations IR IR Office
No. 1, No. 3 Third Street ? 540-0037, Chuo-ku, Osaka Uchihirano-cho,
TEL: 06-6920-3623 / FAX: 06-6920-5108

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