As of today, developer and publisher Capcom has announced their strategic partnership with Sony Entertainment to create one of the most unique experiences for PC and PlayStation 4 players. For the first time ever, Street Fighter will be offering a unique cross-platform play between both PC and PlayStation owners. This will allow for more fans to quickly take each other on and even find themselves dueling it out for the top of the leaderboards once and for all.
“Throughout all of our discussions with Sony Computer Entertainment, it is clear that we share a mutual belief that the fighting genre has a huge opportunity for growth,” said Matt Dahlgren, Capcom’s Associate Director of Brand Marketing and eSports. “The announcement today is just the first step, of many, in creating the next generation Street Fighter experience our fans have been asking for.”
“Partnering with Capcom to deliver one of the most popular video game franchises of all time as a console exclusive to our PlayStation family is a huge undertaking and an honor we take incredibly seriously,” said Adam Boyes, VP of Publisher & Developer Relations at Sony Computer Entertainment America. “We can’t wait to show Street Fighter and PlayStation fans what we have in store for them.”
This move makes a giant leap for many gamers, with once-and-for-all sealing the link between PC and console platforms and putting players together. Capcom has also announced the first gameplay demonstration of their newly in development Street Fighter V will take place at the Capcom Cup grand finals tournament a week from today on Saturday, December 13th. The tournament will be taking place in San Francisco, CA, and will be broadcasted live on the official Capcom Fighters Twitch stream for those to take a peek at the first look as well as the announced that Ultra Street Fighter IV is headed to the PlayStation 4 in order to seal this historic partnership and demonstrating that both companies are there to provide each other a variety of benefits, but also their fighting game fans!
One can only wonder; what characters will be back? What story is there to tell? Will we see an all new cast? Stay tuned and find out! Stay tuned for our future coverage of both of these titles as well as the reviews when they become available.
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