How Big Of A Deal Is Street Fighter V's PS4 Exclusivity, Really?
Yes, we know: Street Fighter V is only coming to PlayStation 4 and PC.
This means Microsoft and Nintendo fans are out of luck, at least at first. Chances are, SFV will release as a "Game of the Year Edition" or some complete, definitive edition on the other consoles at some point. It's basically inevitable.
Even so, I suppose it's a boon for the PlayStation brand. I'm just wondering how big of a boon...I mean, yeah, it's Street Fighter. I understand that it's a legendary franchise; I still remember playing the epic SFII on the Super Nintendo way back when. I also realize that the fighting genre enjoyed a huge resurgence in the previous generation and this proved fighters are here to stay. For a while there, waning interest in the category prompted plenty of naysayers and doom-and-gloomers.
At the same time, I have to wonder at the significance of the news. It's not quite the same as when the Tomb Raider sequel was announced as an Xbox One exclusive, is it? And it's not the same as when Final Fantasy and Metal Gear Solid went multiplatform. We probably won't be talking about staggering sales for Street Fighter V (in relation to top-tier AAA productions like Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed) and by then, more PS4 exclusives will be available. I'm just not sure if this is the world-ending sort of news Sony wanted to release. Seems underwhelming to me.
I don't know, though. Maybe fighting fanatics feel differently.
Related Game(s): Street Fighter V
12/10/2014 10:43:49 PM Ben Dutka