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?”