Dungeon Crawler DEEP DOWN Reportedly Was in "Near-Complete State" Before Being Put on Hiatus
Although Deep Down was supposed to be one of the biggest PlayStation-exclusive titles of this generation of consoles, Capcom's dungeon crawler probably won't hit stores anytime soon in spite of reportedly being fully playable. As a reminder, the studio has not released a big original game since 2012's Dragon's Dogma.
Deep Down was first announced during 2013's PlayStation Meeting with an intense trailer, spotlighting a group of rogue knights battling a huge, fire-breathing dragon. Just like Killzone: Shadow Fall, the project would push the hardware to its absolute limits; powered by Capcom's in-house Panta Rhei game engine.
According to Video Games Chronicle, the game has been shelved despite being in a "near-complete state".
Back in November, Producer Yoshinori Ono revealed that Deep Down could still make a return, as "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 future, and we bring up projects to approve and move forward. 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.” We haven't learned any new details on Deep Down since then.
Capcom's brand-new video game — the reimagining of 1999's Resident Evil 3 — made its debut last Friday.