Clover Studios … GONE

So, I take a break from playing “God Hand” to find out that Capcom is planning to dissolve Clover Studios (which also made “Okami”) by March of 2007. Wow. You know, we hear gamers of all kinds whine about how innovation is dying in the industry, and how games aren’t creative enough — and then they treat games like “Okami” like they have anthrax in the instruction manual. “Oh my god, it’s different, we can’t POSSIBLY try something new! Give me my sequel! Where’s my Halo?”

So yes, I’m a little disturbed by Clover’s impending shuttering. Perhaps they’ll form their own company and bring us more stuff, but who knows? I saw a forum post about this by Scot Rubin on All Games, then bounced over to GameSpot to get more of the story.

Here’s the quote from the press release:

“Clover Studio Co., Ltd.f promoting a business strategy that concentrates management resources on a selected business to enhance the efficiency of the development power of the entire Capcom group, the dissolution of Clover Studios Co., Ltd. has been raised and passed at a Board of Directors’ meeting.”

Thanks for playing.