It’s the End of Cave as We Know It
Cave have been making top tier shoot ‘em ups since 1994’s DonPachi. They only had one more year to go before they could claim their 20th shmupaversary. But today the Japanese game developer announced that they will be focusing solely on social games from now on. DoDonPachi: SaiDaiOuJou will be their final shooter. I feel like a little piece of me died today.
Update: Some say that the demise of Cave was grossly exaggerated due to translation issues and that Cave have not announced any sort of restructuring. I totally believe that. However, Makoto Asada, the Head of Game Development, has announced that he is leaving the company. Without Asada, there’s no Cave, in my opinion. So, the above article is still pretty much valid.