Capcom has confirmed via video interview on OXM that they will indeed be shipping the game with Gears of War style move and shoot mechanics. So the question remains then is this enough to move the game back on to the “buy” list for so many of those who after playing the demo felt the game didn’t live up to the hype?
Moving past the initial question of will the controls make a difference, one also has to ask why Capcom would release a demo that didn’t contain the control scheme if they (per their own admission) knew so many wanted it via feed back? My own take on this, is that Capcom has made a huge mistake in releasing this demo with out the control scheme built in. I don’t think they needed to rush out a demo for this game. I think sales for it would have been just fine with video clips. Now they have to recapture a significant chunk of fans who were turned off to the game play due to a missing element that will in fact be there come launch day.
What do you think? Can Capcom over come this misstep and gain back sales with the current demo in place?
Edit: Update to the story. I had been informned that the OXM interview is in fact incorrectly stated by the Capcom person in the video and the game will NOT ship with any shoot and move style mechanic. I since then confirmned the report with Capcom PR, who indeed confirmned that no shoot and move mechanic will ship with the game.
In light of these facts and the out cry from many will this hurt RE5 sales? I again ask the question, did Capcom need to put out a demo and should they have?