Capcom’s Choice of Platforms for Street Fighter V is at Least Disappointing
As you might already know, a trailer for the upcoming Street Fighter V game was recently leaked on Youtube. And while Capcom managed to take the videos down pretty fast, everyone was able to see the troublesome ending of the trailer. Let me break the bad news, Street Fighter V is apparently only coming to PlayStation 4, and PC.
This leak is very disappointing for every Street Fighter fans out there, and let me tell you why. Street Fighter is one of the best established fighting game franchise, and it has been available for everyone, no matter of what platform they chosen to buy. Until now, the only requirement for you to play the game was to speak its own language: fighting.
We’ve seen this kind of deal made between developers and console manufacturers several times, one of the most recent one being the exclusivity deal on Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One. I surely understand when a new IP is only developed and launched on a single console, but making a beloved franchise exclusive to X or Y is just… weak. Capcom, what about your fans on the Xbox’s side? What about those who can only afford one console, and they already bought an Xbox One over one year ago. Are you going to neglect a good chunk of your fanbase just for a quick buck?
Sincerely, I do hope that the trailer leaked today is somehow manufactured, and the exclusivity deal is in fact non-existent. This will not only upset a lot of people, but will also enable Microsoft and/or Sony to try again with this cheap tricks in the future. No matter how much we love your consoles, showing us that you don’t care about people less fortunate, who are not willing or simply can’t buy both console is a cheap trick that should be put to sleep asap.
This somehow angry post comes from someone who already own all consoles, so what reaction do you think the rest of the world will have? We’d love to hear your comments on this matter!