Ryu and the gang are back yet again folks for another go at your wallet. The good news? Ultra Street Fighter IV on PS4 is legitimately one of the best releases yet, which is now available digitally for $25, clocking in at 14GB. It's a good thing because for starters, the PS4 console installbase is thriving, leaving plenty of room for long-term community growth -- until Street Fighter V presumably hits sometime next year of course.
below. It's the smoothest it's ever been, and I've had no issues whatsoever in terms of lag or framerate drops. Courtesy of Lab Zero's drivers, PS3 fight sticks will work on Ultra Street Fighter IV, and in my experience, they work pretty well. Like Mortal Kombat X (and unlike Skullgirls 2nd Encore) though you'll need to have a controller signed in and constantly connected for each arcade stick. The DualShock 4 yells at you now on the title screen, which is a plus.
Ultimately, if you count Super, Arcade Edition, and the previous Ultra upgrades, this is just another edition in a long line of re-releases, albeit without extra content. Although long-time fans who have been playing since 2008 (such as myself) will be able to spot the mechanical differences, the vast majority of the playerbase isn't getting anything earth-shatteringly new.
For reference, Ultra previously introduced six stages and five characters (with all but one from Street Fighter X Tekken). Nothing has changed content-wise outside of included costume DLC.