Capcom on SFV: ‘we will continue to put quality of the product above all else’

‘This may result in additional delays in content deployment’

Capcom has apologised for not communicating with fans and promises that it is “looking into the reports” of input lag in Street Fighter V.

“Over the past few months, there have been a lot of questions coming our way surrounding upcoming content around the game and the current state of the development roadmap,” said Capcom’s “haunts” on Capcom Unity. “We’ll be the first to admit that we can improve our communication with the community, in terms of where our priorities lie around the game and status updates.  We plan to change that in the coming weeks and months and will work to quickly address topics that come up in the community as best we can.”

Haunts acknowledged that the developer did not properly communicate issues with Ibuki, stating that “we apologize to our players all across the globe for not communicating” when the DLC character, and Cinematic Story Mode, was postponed until June without notice or explanation. The delay was necessary to ensure Capcom “provide the best experience possible for [its] players”. 

Capcom also acknowledged its ongoing issues with rage-quitting.

“We are happy to report that the latest solution has brought the amount of players who disconnect during matches down by roughly 60%. While this is an improvement, it’s clear we still have a lot of work to do on this issue and you can expect us to roll out additional measures in the future to help address this problem.”

“Moving forward, the development team will continue to put quality of the product above all else. This may result in additional delays in content deployment,” haunts concluded. “That said, we will be much more transparent when plans change so all of our fans know what to expect.

Please continue to support the development team in any way you can. They are working very hard to bring you the best Street Fighter yet and positive feedback and support helps more than you can imagine.”

Too little too late, or are you delighted to see the update? Bear your soul below…


Vikki Blake