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December 2014 Retro Gaming Article


December 5, 2014 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

A mistakenly released trailer hints that Street Fighter V will be PS4 & PC exclusive (briefly)

Street Fighter V logo As fast as it was discovered, a trailer for Street Fighter V was pulled from Youtube leaving many reports with the same "missing" video message. Street Fighter 5 was trending on Twitter for quite a while this morning which fueled the idea that something was amiss.

Aside from hints that the trailer was leaked, the big news was the exclusivity of this upcoming title for PS4 and PC. Of course we've come to know that "exclusivity" is a factor of time. Back in the day SNES owners were riled when it became known that a popular Genesis title was not coming to the Nintendo platform. Today, we know that eventually, most large franchise games will become available on PS4 and Xbone.

Head-to-head fighting games were one of the first arcade genres to solidify the idea of simultaneous play as a standard. I loved Joust and Rampage for the simultaneous play and the personal - as well as on-screen - interactions it induced. Fighting games like Street Fighter brought a very social element to arcade gaming.

I picked up 2 copies of Super Street Fighter IV for my son & I so we could play locally together and via the Net. Again the social aspect adds a great dimension to the game - even on the small screen. As technology has progressed, the visuals have greatly improved, but the core of what makes this a growing franchise is the way it lets players interact. Sitting on a living room couch with a few friends is a great way to experience the awesomeness of Street Fighter from Nintendo to Sony and all the amazing stops between.

Tekken creator - oops Tekken creator Katsuhiro Harada's comment on the trailer misstep Regardless of the "missing" trailer being a leak, error, or PR stunt, one can only assume that Street Fighter V will be another epic addition to the IP! Don't fret Xbone owners... you're version will come - most likely.


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