Capcom Sparks Controversy with Anti-Modding Stance – Calls Mods ‘Cheats’
Capcom Programmer Suggests Mods Should Be Frowned Upon, Sparking Debate in the Gaming Community
Capcom has ignited a heated discussion within the gaming community with its recent statements regarding modding games. The renowned publisher, known for its stellar titles like the Resident Evil 4 remake and Street Fighter 6, delved into the topics of anti-cheat and anti-piracy in a video available on the Capcom R&D YouTube channel.
During this discussion, one of Capcom’s programmers, Taro Yahagi, expressed a viewpoint that has raised eyebrows among players. While acknowledging that some players adore mods and the creative possibilities they offer, Yahagi suggested that they should actually be disapproved of. He stated, “Mods are popular with users because they allow them to add or change various features to an existing game.” Looking at mods from this perspective, their internal impact on a game isn’t vastly different from cheating, and some mods could even harm a company’s reputation.