Street Fighter IV Won't Contain Console-Exclusive Characters

For awhile now, people have been wondering if the upcoming Street Fighter IV was going to pull a “Soul Calibur” and make certain characters exclusive to different consoles. Luckily, the game‘s producer, Yoshinori Ono, has stepped up to confirm that both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game will contain the same roster. As he explains:

Well this is just my policy, but I don’t want to give an exclusive character for any particular console. And that applies to downloadable characters as well. Because it’s not very fair, when you think about this as a board game or a tool.

Phew, that’s a relief. I’ve always had the same opinion on the matter, since it seems like the only ones losing out on the deal are the gamers. Of course, his statements also raise one other important question: “Downloadable characters!? What?”

Via Videogamer

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1 Comment on Street Fighter IV Won't Contain Console-Exclusive Characters


On August 27, 2008 at 1:49 am

Downloadable characters would be cool. XD

They probably have a bunch more in store that they haven’t finished yet or might release based on feedback cause I read somewhere they were making characters to appeal to certain target audiences. o_o

I’m sure they won’t get all that info prior to release, but they could get customer feedback after release and add downloadable characters in line with what the players want or whatever the game lacks.