Street Fighter IV can now be played online for cash

By Mike Irving, Thursday, 20 February 2014 21:45 GMT

In case you hadn’t spent enough money on Street Fighter IV and all its versions (or were looking to recuperate some of your spending), you can now compete online for cash.

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Capcom announced on its blog today that the game, specifically the 2012 version, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, will be added to Virgin Gaming’s service.

Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 players will be able to compete in one-on-one matches in 32-player leagues, and wager their winnings further or withdraw it to their bank account.

Capcom’s Peter Rosas used the opportunity to compare the new setup to his childhood memories in the arcades. “Since each game was pay to play, every win felt that much more euphoric as I watched my defeated opponent have to pony up more money, whereas each loss stung that much more as I felt my pockets running out of coins,” he said.

“Essentially something more than pride was on the line each game, and that made everyone play all that much harder. With the advent of free online play, it’s been difficult putting something on the line other than pride… until now.”

For more information on how to set up the game through the service, visit Virgin Gaming‘s website.

Thanks, MCV.

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