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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."

Just recently, it was reported that SFV had been censored, much to the chagrin of some gamers. Street Fighter V is expected to launch on February 16, 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PC.

Related Game(s): Street Fighter V

Tags: street fighter v, street fighter 5, sfv, sf5

11/11/2015 9:26:51 PM Ben Dutka

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Temjin001
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 10:01:08 PM
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SF has always been easy to get into and difficult to master. The games scale well with your experience.

http://kotaku.com/this-dragons-crown-statue-is-freaking-me-out-1741955997

trying to think of a way to relate this link to this article.... cant. but still. ughh.

EDIT: got it. sometimes censoring stuff could be a good thing, right?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 12:16:25 AM

Holy balls, that really is taking it too far. Even beyond the exaggeration. I gotta show you this Japanese Captain America statue I bought Sensei Temjin.

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ryu
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 11:18:23 PM
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let's not forget SF was popular mostly coz there isn't much else to choose from at the time and it was the only real grown up game out there

i mean if you'r 10 c'mon would u rather play SF2, or looney tunes

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 12:14:01 AM

Depending on when, Mortal Kombat.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 12:13:17 AM
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Yes, god forbid a game appeals to its original audience right?.... Square Enix?

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vatoloco47
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 12:22:48 AM
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As long as they don't dumb it down like Marvel vs Capcom 3 where you only needed to press a few buttons to do a super and only have reduced attack buttons...

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Gamer46
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 12:39:16 AM
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I'm a big Street Fighter fan going back to the start of SF II. With every new article my interest in this game drops severely. This is even worse than the other news. I don't know how it's possible to get more 'accessible.' SF IV was as casual as a fighting game gets.

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Banky A
Sunday, November 15, 2015 @ 5:56:56 PM

As casual as they get Holy crap haha D:

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MRSUCCESS
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 8:01:07 AM
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The thing is that they don't want to bring in a new audience for the heck of it. They want more gamers BUYING their game just like Apple wants new people buying their iPhones.

That being said, yes there will be new gamers playing SF5 but it's the veterans that will be whooping their ass back to another fighting game.

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