I'm still floored by this stunt Capcom pulled. I just read this article here: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/07/21/capcom-blames-mega-man-legends-3-cancellation-on-lacking-fan-involvement.aspx
Wow, talk about a major faux pas. Now please correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the purpose of having a successful video game franchise was to NOT abuse, offend, and basically pass the buck onto your fan base. How does Capcom expect to make money if they alienate the people buying their games? So essentially not only did they want the fans to MAKE the Mega Man Legends 3 game for them, but they want to lay all the blame at their feet and not accept any responsibility at all. Also, claiming they were actually complaining about a marketing tool issue with Capcom, no one's buying that pathetic lie.
There was so much that could have been done on Capcom's end, to get a read on how well the game would have done, simple things like releasing a prototype to the eshop and seeing how well it did, actually doing THEIR job developing it so it was up to snuff with Capcom's quality levels, and actually be proactive promoting the game. Blaming the fans not only shows that they have utter disdain for the people who give them money, but a lack of responsibility and decency as human beings on their end.
There are fans. Heck, I'm one of them. It really irritates me that Capcom thinks they can be money grubbing weasels and then turn around and blame their fans for dropping a game, instead of themselves. Bottom line, they could have released the prototype version and given the game a chance, could have given the fans a chance to decide and give feedback on it. Instead they made a rash decision, and rubbed salt in the wound by blaming the fans. Of course that was going to bite them in the ass! So now, Capcom has a lot of angry fans and people saying they're boycotting Capcom because of this. Congratulations, Capcom. You just shot yourself in the foot with this ridiculous nonsense. I hope losing all that money is worth it, because that's what happens when you anger the people that buy your merchandise. Well done.