Remember Deep Down? It was shown off way back in 2013 on Sony’s stage as a PS4 exclusive and then over the years it just slowly disappeared from existence. Soon enough, most of us completely forgot about Capcom’s fabled dungeon crawling game and the world moved on. The game’s producer, Yoshinori Ono recently sat down with Eurogamer for an interview about Street Fighter V where he’s also an executive producer and inevitably got asked about Deep Down.
Ono stated that “the original team is clearly no longer together at this point, but people might have noticed that we’ve kept the trademark registered, and it’s not been completely given up on.” The trademark he refers to was renewed back in 2017 which sparked up some new hope for the game at the time. “Every year we examine titles we’re doing in future, and we bring up projects to approve and move forward. There’s not much I can say about it, but if you’ve noticed we’ve kept the trademark it means we haven’t given up on the title completely.”
So, it seems that there’s still a scrap of hope left for Deep Down, but I think it’s fair to say that the game will remain dead for the foreseeable future. It would be pretty surprising if they do manage to pick it up again given all the years of dormancy and the trademark renewal was just an act to keep the dream of the game alive for a little longer.
Who knows, perhaps Deep Down will be the new The Last Guardian for Sony consoles and will eventually launch to everyone’s surprise, but I won’t put any money on that particular hope.