Resident Evil and Monster Hunter creator Capcom is about to embark on a major recruitment push, with plans to hire at least 500 developers over the next five years.
A note to investors from CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto details a five-year plan designed to counter financial disappointments of the current fiscal year.
Central to this will be what the exec describes as "a comprehensive review of our software development operations".
"I want to build a development framework that can put the right people in the right places," Tsujimoto explained. "This process will reflect an understanding of what consumers want and what types of products have become hits.
"From now on, I plan to hire at least 100 software developers every year to give us an even more powerful development workforce. Furthermore, I want to establish clear targets for these developers so they can help make Capcom even stronger."
Other aspects of the five-year plan include strengthening the marketing strategies for DLC, mobile and online projects and Capcom’s brands.