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Ultra Street Fighter 4: no plans for PS4, Xbox One or Wii U, says Ono

Thursday, 18th July 2013 08:52 GMT By Dave Cook

Ultra Street Fighter 4 is purely heading to PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, producer Yoshinori Ono has stressed. The DLC will add five new characters to Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition and come as a standalone release.

Responding to a fan on Twitter, Ono confirmed that the pack is planned for current-gen at this time:

Yesterday, Ono also debunked Street Fighter 5 rumours, saying that he had neither the budget nor team to do anything more than Ultra Street Fighter 4 at this time.

What do you make of Ultra Street Fighter 4? Let us know below.

Thanks Joystiq.

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  1. TheWulf

    I wonder why?

    I’m not being sarcastic, here, as I’d genuinely like to hear their reasons. I have my suspicions that it’s because the next gen consoles wouldn’t be able to run the higher-end fidelity options that the PC version has. Would it be not financially viable then to release it?

    This is what has me worried, and has me thinking that people need to take a long, hard look at this ‘next gen’ that’s coming out. I worry that people are going to spend money on something that’s going to be only superficially superior to the WiiU in very small ways. If that’s the case, then there’s really no point in moving from the 360/PS3 just yet.

    Personally I’d advise people to hang onto their money and to buy games for the current gen right now, because it doesn’t seem like this supposed next gen is going to do anything for them, and I think Capcom realises this as well, which is very, very interesting.

    Of course, if you really do need the latest in graphical fidelity, you can get a PC. But if you really want a Sony or Microsoft branded machine, I strongly recommend you stick with the ones you have. I’m very unimpressed by this new generation in all honesty, and I’m not saying that to be nasty or to rile people up, I’m saying it because it genuinely is very unimpressive. As I’ve mentioned before, neither of these next gen consoles can do tessellation even, which is pitiful.

    So think hard before you put your money out. I’m not telling you to get a PC, here, because you could very easily stick with the 360/PS3 and be happy that way, if that’s what you want. I’m just saying that before blindly buying a console because OMG BRAND, you should stop and look at whether the products are superior enough to your existing products.

    Let me put it this way. Would you pay a few thousand quid to trade your car in for an exact duplicate of your current car that can only go 1MPH faster?

    Think about it.

    And it’s worth noticing that I’m not trying to get you to buy a PC, here. It is a valid option if you want access to certain things (such as greater graphical fidelity, indie games, mods, market competition and so on), but if you DON’T want those things then that’s fine. The thing is though is that this ‘next gen’ isn’t going to be doing anything that your current gen can’t.

    I’m just supporting intelligent consumerism. I want people to think first, then buy. And to NOT buy first, then think about it later, only to regret it later. Cognitive dissonance isn’t going to protect you from a bad purchase. Look very, very closely at what this ‘next gen’ can do and consider how much it costs to replace your current model with that one.

    It’s easy for some people to get caught up in a marketing blitz and to be all too ready to throw out money on their favourite brands. I feel like I’m in a world of sleepwalkers sometimes because I see people wandering around and doing just that, I refer to that as being a brand zombie because that’s what it is. It’s not meant to be offensive, it’s meant to be descriptive.

    I use that term as a descriptor for someone who’s barely aware, they wander from consumer outlet to consumer outlet, just feeding their brand hunger without even thinking about it. So “BRAAAINS!” is replaced with “BRAAANDS!” and there’s really not much of a difference. Being human, really being human, is in part the ability to show self aware, sapient thought. It’s the ability to stop and look at something and to decide whether it’s right for you, rather than acting like an automaton.

    I kind of feel that this ‘next gen’ is a con.

    Just be careful with your money.

    #1 9 months ago
  2. Gekidami

    ^ PC derp race logic: Game not set to come out on next gen consoles? They must not be powerful enough to handle it, of course!

    “I’m just supporting intelligent consumerism.”

    You’re just supporting your platform of preference, like any other ‘brand zombie’.

    #2 9 months ago
  3. Ireland Michael

    @1 PC has nothing to do with it. If they can reduce the detail for the console versions, nothing is stopping that for the next gen formats.

    Its a simple case of logistics. The amount of coding and time required to recode the game to be playable on completely new hardware would be nowhere near the profit they would earn back from it.

    Lets not forget that this is a four year old game here. We’re lucky to be getting this at all.

    #3 9 months ago
  4. Clupula

    It’d be dumb to release them on PS4 or XBone. Small install base, not to mention, most of the people who would be interested in the game would already own the earlier revisions on PS3/360. To cancel the PS3/360 versions just to put it on the next-gen would create a giant backlash in the FGC, so there is absolutely no point.

    Save PS4/Xbone for the SFV

    As for the Wii U, it’s a third party game. The explanation of why it isn’t worth porting is pretty obvious.

    #4 9 months ago