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Capcom shuts minor Japanese development locations

Japanese publisher Capcom has shut down a number of its smaller development studios, with the Osaka-based company closing offices including Tokyo and Nagoya - with the main effect being that the firm no longer has an in-house PC development team.

Japanese publisher Capcom has shut down a number of its smaller development studios, with the Osaka-based company closing offices including Tokyo and Nagoya - with the main effect being that the firm no longer has an in-house PC development team.

The vast bulk of Capcom's development work takes place at its headquarters in Osaka, so the closure of the small studios in other cities shouldn't have any major effect on the company's release schedule.

The Tokyo studio housed the PC game team along with Production Studio 6, who were responsible for PS2 title Chaos Legion - which received a somewhat lukewarm critical reaction when it launched in the west recently.

The other studios being shut down are also those which were directly overseen by Capcom's one-time senior managing director Yoshiki Okamoto, who recently left the company to start his own developer - and is thought to have taken a large number of key staff with him.

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