Street Fighter and Resident Evil maker Capcom will soon be joining the Facebook gaming revolution -- as early as 'this fiscal year.' From the original report on Business Week:
Right now there are no additional details on this game -- whether it will be one of the gaming publisher's existing franchises or something along the lines of the farm and fur genre that's been prevalent on Facebook for the past few years. Just in case Capcom's taking requests: We've noticed that there is a distinct lack of zombies in Facebook games, and would hand over our frontal lobes to play some kind of socialized Resident Evil, where friends send each other brains as a free gift."Gaming on social networks is poised to impact the traditional video game industry and is a presence that cannot be ignored," Capcom President Haruhiro Tsujimoto said in an interview in Tokyo today. "We have to make our move."
Capcom is just one of several big name game makers making the leap to Facebook. Last week, EA Sports announced that they would be releasing FIFA Superstars on Facebook, popular PC game Civilization will be making the leap via Civilization Network and Prince of Persia creator Ubisoft has already been testing the waters with a few original games, such as TickTock and the bizarrely named Horse Gaga.
Ironically, at a time when the big players can't move fast enough to get their video games onto the social network, we're seeing FarmVille maker Zynga all but pack its bags and (possibly) get ready to move off Facebook completely.