Capcom’s leaders do not want to experience a Déjà-vu with the upcoming Beat’em Up “Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite” and avoid the mistakes made during the launch of “Streetfighter 5” this time. Instead, players are to receive all the content they expect to launch.
In February of last year, Capcom released the Beat’em Up “Street Fighter 5” for the PlayStation 4 and the PC. However, the publisher was quickly confronted with a lot of criticism, according to the buyers to the launch many items missing, which they had expected.
“Street Fighter 5” had neither an arcade mode nor an extensive story campaign to offer. The latter was submitted only months after the launch of the game. In addition, the Beat’em Up had to fight with numerous online problems such as lags, server crashes and also Rage Quittern. Even though Capcom has remedied these deficiencies in the meantime, “Street Fighter 5” is no longer creating a momentum that attracts new players or at least brings back the previously dissatisfied customers back into the boat.
All content should be ready for launch
This is a circumstance that Capcom wants to avoid with the upcoming Beat’em Up “Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite”. According to producer Mike Evans, they had learned from the mistakes of the previous year and drew conclusions. The developers are therefore taking the time to finally offer the players all the content they expect to launch. However, innovations such as cross-platform support will also be left behind.
According to Evans, some of the lessons learned from “Street Fighter 5” were tied to the expectations of the players on a Day One product. “We talked about the cinematic story mode, the arcade mode, the online lobbies and all that,” Evans said in an interview with VG247. “We’re really taking the time, we’re going to publish it when it’s ready, it’s a kind of new direction, but it’s also saying goodbye to some of the innovations in the cross-platform stuff we’re trying out with SF5 for the first time We decided that it is a better way for Infinite to try to get as many hands as possible on the first day so that a lot of people can enjoy it. ”
“Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite” will be released on September 19, 2017 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the PC. More details about the game we had already summarized here.