On September 14th, Capcom’s Corporate Officer and Senior VP, Christian Svensson responded to Mega Man fans on the Capcom Unity blog message boards, who seemed to be anxious to find out if Capcom is doing anything special for the game’s anniversary. He wrote:
In December “some but not all” plans for the coming year of celebrations will be shared. There are many moving parts and not everything will be done and final come December. No one has promised a game or even an announcement of one at that time. Please do keep expectations in check.
On September 16th, he responded to more comments about why Capcom has not revealed any plans, with:
In the past, we’ve tried to be extremely open about MM. Unfortunately for a variety of reasons (not the fans’ fault, twas ours) that didn’t work out terribly well. Being open about things before we’re absolutely positive of the plans getting executed given the heightened sensitivity about the topic is the order of the day at this point.
…Plans changed once Universe and Legends were halted. That’s the other issue… plans change ALL the time. So while we have things planned out, they move, they shift and unfortunately, sometimes they get cancelled as was the case with Legends and Universe.
So sharing plans, that aren’t as firm as concrete in the current environment doesn’t strike anyone as a good idea. Could you imagine the blow up if we announced another MM title and cancelled it? I can and I don’t think anyone would appreciate it.
Well…we’ll just have to wait and see what happens…