Capcom has appointed a new vice president of product development as part of ongoing plans to ramp up the company's growth in Western markets.
Scot Bayless will be based at Capcom's Northern California offices and will be responsible for adding new products to the publisher's portfolio from North America and Europe. He will develop "several" new high profile titles over the next three years.
Prior to joining Capcom, Bayless was vice president of development at Midway Games. His career in the industry spans more than 20 years and he has also worked for Microsoft, EA and Sega.
"With the addition of Scot to the Capcom team, we now have all the pieces in place to begin the next iteration of Capcom's larger plans for international growth outside of Japan," said Mark Beaumont, head of American and European software publishing.
"Scot will be running new development projects for Capcom, focusing on games that appeal to the North American and European markets. This will allow us to build off our foundation of significant franchises from Japan, and broaden our portfolio to allow for the expansion of our activities in the west."