Capcom's acclaimed Clover development studio may have been disbanded, with some ex-staffers off to found new developer Seeds, but 80 game makers remain in cahoots with Capcom Osaka. Said veterans are presently charged with making a new Wii game under the charge of Keiji Inafune, the latest news from the publisher reveals, with other ex-Clover staff also helping on Resident Evil 5.
"Some of the team that worked on Clover titles are now helping Takeuchi-san on Resident Evil 5 and helping Inafune-san on a new title for the Wii," marketing boss Charles Bellfield told industry website Gamasutra.com.
Bellfield also revealed that Clover was not disbanded, simply reintegrated after the departure of several leading lights who formed Seeds. "What actually happened is Mikami-san, Kamiya-san and Inaba-san chose to leave the company and do something else and the rest of the Clover team was just incorporated back into the rest of Capcom's development talent pool," he told Gamasutra.com.
It is worth noting that Clover was never an entirely separate entity, also, merely a brand in many ways, as the studio was still based in Capcom's Osaka HQ. So something for the Wii, and Resident Evil 5 next, anyway.