Is Microsoft Acquiring Capcom? Maybe

Capcom is counting down to something and based on a leak the announcement may already be known!
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Capcom is one of the oldest video gaming companies, created over 40 years in Japan to create and improve gaming hardware. In the time since, it has gone on to release world-renowned classics like the Street Fighter franchise, Mega Man, and the Resident Evil series. Capcom has been teasing, working on, and releasing remastered versions of its classic RE games in recent years. Soon, they may be able to reach a wider audience than ever before.

The official Twitter for Capcom put out a notice on Valentine’s Day 2022 that stated a big announcement would be coming when their daunting clock counted down. As of writing, the current countdown seems to end sometime around 11 AM or 12 PM U.S. Eastern Time on Sunday, February 20th. However, according to a leak circulating on Twitter, this announcement could be that Capcom may be under new ownership.

Capcom’s Big Announcement Countdown

Capcom Countdown Clock

When Capcom first posted the countdown, many fans speculated that they’d get news about the rumored Resident Evil 4 remake or a potential Street Fighter 6 announcement. However, no one had any idea about what this sudden Valentine’s Day post was all about.

It wasn’t long before hackers dove into the countdown’s website to find out as much as they could about the impending news. About an hour or two passed, and unconfirmed leaks began spreading like wildfire.

Unconfirmed Microsoft and Capcom Leak

Capcom Leak Announcement

According to Twitter user @Chinnerdomain, hackers could get a deep look at the website through hacking JavaScript. In the info shown, Microsoft will be acquiring Capcom. Not only that but Resident Evil 4 will be announced as an exclusive for Xbox Series X.

If true, this is a bombshell announcement that will make waves across social media and gaming as a whole. With an impressive couple of years of acquisitions, it would be foolish to say that Microsoft doesn’t have the potential to make such a move.

We can’t state enough that this leak is only a rumor circulated on Twitter and could very well be fake. Opponents of the leak state that Microsoft surely wouldn’t acquire a new company while its Activision-Blizzard deal is in the works until the middle of 2023. Others state that it would be impossible, or at least very hard, for Microsoft, an American company, to buy the Japanese company Capcom.

Whether true or not, it’s clear that fans can’t wait to find out what Capcom has to say this Sunday.

Christian Harrison

Christian Harrison

Christian Harrison is a writer and gamer, the latter he's been doing for the last two decades. When not working, he enjoys streaming the latest show or spending time with his family and friends. Contact:


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