By Quintin Smith on January 17th, 2011 at 10:48 am.
A new rumour has entered the ring! Silicon Era has posted about a recent live Q&A session with Capcom USA’s Vice-president of Strategic Planning & Business Development, Christian Svensson, in which the question of Super Street Fighter IV on PC raised its hopeful and bruised head once again. Silicon Era point out that Capcom USA are always the first branch of Capcom to come out with PC ports, so Svensson’s answer carries plenty weight. Let’s see what he said…
I’ll just thunder on and post the whole transcript:
“The answer we’ve always given to this point has been a little bit one of resource management to some degree. That is to say, we have the guys working on Super Street Fighter IV 3DS. They were previously working on Arcade Edition for arcade. And now that team is working on Street Fighter x Tekken. So we didn’t really have the bandwidth for those guys to work on more.
“I think the guys that read [Capcom-Unity forum thread] ‘Ask Capcom’ frequently know that I am a die-hard, die-hard PC gamer and I’ve continued to push for the existence of a Street Fighter IV PC.
“I’ve always said the answer is ‘no’ until it becomes ‘yes,’ and let’s just say I’ve not given up pushing, and maybe at some point in the future we could change that question to ‘Why did it take so long…’ instead of ‘Why is there no…’ Unfortunately, we can’t do that yet, but I’m still cautiously optimistic.”
Well, I suppose that’s not the worst answer in the world. Let’s cheer up with a video of some high level Super Street Fighter IV play, eh? Would that cheer you up? Even just a little? Look, check out the K.O. in the first match. It’s so beautiful.