10 months ago, Capcom said that they would be spending 2019 developing the next Mega Man game. This has now been reconfirmed by Mega Man series producer Kazuhiro Tsuchyia in an interview with 4Gamer, which has been translated into English by Rockman Corner. Tsuchyia says that they are planning on “extending the Mega Man brand at least over 10 or 20 more years by giving it constant stimulation, that way we’ll be able to experience new titles alongside new player.” Tsuchiya was also asked about the next game. You can see Tsuchiya’s response in full down below.
4Gamer: “What can you tell us about the next game to be developed? The most recent game – Mega Man 11 – was amazing, and we [4Gamer] are expecting the revival of the Star Force series. Personally I would like to see the Command Mission saga to be brought back. (laughs)”
Tsuchiya: “I see (laughs). There are a lot of titles I personally want to work on, but to tell the truth the next game to be developed has already been decided on, I’d just like to keep the specific details hidden for the moment. Please wait until we make an announcement. Still, I think that the there’s no such thing as a spin-off in the Mega Man series, every saga is a main series on its own. When speaking of “Mega Man”, there will always be people who think of “X”, as well as people who think of “EXE”, and I think that’s why each one’s concept of what Mega Man is changes depending on the generation. For that reason, we don’t want to deny any series of its future.”