We recommend filing this one under "Things to take with a grain of salt" in your PR filing cabinet, but Capcom
veteran and long-time Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono has told Gematsu
that there will be no boxed versions of any future Street Fighter X Tekken
updates: "I would say that you don't really need to worry about a new version of the game coming out. If we choose to update the game, it will be done in the same fashion as Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
"The same fashion," as you'll recall, involves releasing an updated version of the game as DLC rather than at retail, and for a discounted price. It sounds great, and we certainly hope Capcom goes that route from now on, but Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
's existence isn't the most reassuring thing.
Ono also said that Street Fighter X Tekken
will make use of brand-new netcode, rather than the code used in SSF4:AE
. He didn't go into specifics as to what differences or improvements they're hoping to make, but decreasing latency and improving match-up algorithms usually take front and center when improving netcode.
We're optimistic that Ono's words will ring true, but we also know that we can't always get what we want