Capcom: SFV Should Appeal To A "Newer, Younger Audience"
Whenever die-hard fans of an established franchise hear the word "accessible," they get anxious.
They worry that it translates to a dumbed-down - or at least significantly easier - installment that feels like a mockery of the IP's more hardcore past. So, are those fans concerned about Capcom using that word in regards to the upcoming Street Fighter V?
In a new MCV interview with brand manager Brian Ayers, it's clear that Capcom wants to bring new, younger gamers to the legendary Street Fighter series:
"The ambitions with Street Fighter V were to make the game approachable and accessible again, but also to make everything with the characters feel a lot more individual and bring out more chances for people to find the right competitor that suits them.
We really hope that Street Fighter V can bring in a newer, younger audience."
Ayers added that he hopes SFV will also appeal to the growing eSports crowd as well. Obviously, this runs counter to Capcom's plan for the previous entry in the series, Street Fighter IV, and Ayers says previous games in the franchise "feel a bit prohibitive." Well, hey, if you want the mainstream audience to bite and turn your game into a blockbuster, you've got no choice but to embrace "accessibility."
Related Game(s): Street Fighter V
11/11/2015 9:26:51 PM Ben Dutka