Capcom Co. Ltd. announced today that it has entered a cross-licensing agreement with Bandai Namco Entertainment for online matching in properties such as the Street Fighter series. According to the company, this deal “contributes to a healthier industry” and will help to improve user experience.
In a press release, Capcom explained:
The purpose of this agreement is to improve the user experience while accelerating the production of titles and reducing development costs for both parties. Further, with this cross-license for online matching, Capcom aims to effectively utilize the patents it has been granted in game series such as Street Fighter in order to deliver even more exciting content to game players.
With this agreement as a starting point, Capcom will continue to explore cross-licensing opportunities in order to safeguard its patents while improving the user experience and contributing to a healthier game industry.
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