Whoops! On Friday, Capcom accidentally launched a teaser trailer for Street Fighter V. The clip is relatively short, revealing bits and pieces from the upcoming, currently unannounced fighting game. And although the new Street Fighter will presumably offer more of the same but with shiny new graphics, there's one important ingredient that is missing from the Street Fighter V menu: compatibility with Microsoft's Xbox consoles.
The big shocker about Street Fighter V has nothing to do with the game itself, but that Capcom has decided to make the game a PlayStation 4 and PC exclusive. That bit of news is revealed at the end of the clip, and currently, Capcom is not talking about the game or its lack of Xbox One support.
As Gamespot points out, the most recent "core" title released in the popular fighting series was Street Fighter IV, which landed on the PC, PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 in 2009. That's what makes the news of Street Fighter V ignoring the Xbox One so alarming. Why is Capcom not developing the game for Microsoft's new console?
Meanwhile, DSO reports that Capcom will reveal more details this Friday night during the Game Awards show, which airs at 9pm ET/6PM PT. We really don't expect to hear a reason why Capcom chose not to develop the game for the Xbox One console, and currently, Capcom has not responded to our questions. Supposedly, the company is currently busy trying to get websites to take down copies of the leaked teaser trailer.
Back in June, Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono nuked a rumor that Street Fighter V will have a pay to win model. He reassured fans that the rumor wasn't true and admitted that the game was still in the planning stages. More would be revealed soon, he added.
Are you a big fan of fighting games on the PC? Are you looking forward to this next installment in the Street Fighter series? While we applaud Capcom's move to bring the game to the PC, we're still curious as to why the game won't make an appearance on Microsoft's console. One would think that if the game is on Windows PC, it would also be on the Xbox One.
What's your opinion?
DailyMotion has a copy of the teaser trailer, which can be seen right here.