Do you remember Deep Down? If you don’t, it’s not particularly surprising. It was originally announced in 2013 as a dark fantasy title that was in the works for PlayStation 4 being developed by Capcom, and after six years there’s been very little word about the game’s development outside of a few screenshots, and some vague statements about the game’s scope growing larger than anticipated. At this point, pretty much everyone assumes that the game will never see the light of day, however, producer Yoshinori Ono is insistent that Capcom hasn’t given up on it yet.
The news comes from a Eurogamer interview with Ono, with the publication slipping in a question about the elusive Deep Down. Upon being asked about what happened to the game, Ono responded “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.”
He continues; “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.” While this doesn’t necessarily mean that Deep Down will definitely happen, there’s still a bit of hope for those who were looking forward to the game. Who knows, maybe Capcom’s recent successes will make a new IP a more enticing project for the company. Just don’t expect the project to appear on PlayStation 4, or any time soon for that matter.