Thread bump, following interview quotes MAY go some way to explaining why we never saw likes of:Black Tiger, LED Storm, Last Duel etc were not converted to some platforms and why they took so long to (those that did appear) appear on Retro comps.
Edge interviewing Akio Sakai (Head of Consumer Software Division) , back in '96
EDGE:Capcom has a very strong line-up of classic arcade games.are there any plans to convert any?
AS:Our development section has refused to do so, because other companies have already written conversions (he refers to i think PS Darkstalkers being done by Psygnosis in England and his frustration over time they were taking to finish it and how Capcom, who gave it too them at the time as they were too busy to convert it themselves, would have got it done by now)'
He then goes onto talk of how well Namco's Museum CD's are doing and finishes with: '...Now, if only you could convince our R+D dept.'
So seems Capcoms R+D could be stubborn at times and bit of sour grapes in there?. Given how US Gold had various teams convert Capcom arcade games, wonder if that at the time caused any ripples within Capcom and put the brakes on further conversions to say MD?