While Mortal Kombat X is the fighting game that’s on everybody’s lips and in everybody’s heart and mind, Street Fighter V is coming next year. It’s apparently being funded in part by Sony, meaning it’ll be exclusive – on consoles at least – to the PlayStation 4. 2016 is still a long way away though – but those aching for a bit of Street Fighter IV will get to play what should be the very, very last release of the game on PlayStation 4 in May.
Capcom’s announced that it’ll be releasing its seminal fighter on the PlayStation 4 on May 26. Ultra Street Fighter IV is coming to the PlayStation 4, complete with every single bit of character and costume DLC released for the game since Street Fighter IV’s original console release nearly 6 years ago.
It’ll be released at a budget price too, coming in at less than half a retail game – $24.99. This is the sort of “remaster” I can actually get behind. Street Fighter IV still has a very, very active community, many of whom (like me, actually) are only keeping their old-gen consoles so they can play a bit of Street Fighter.
Capcom says that this release will be the ultimate version of Street Fighter IV, presumably running at a full 1080p and 60 fps. The only thing keeping the PC versions – which already matches those metrics – from being good is the frankly awful netcode that hampers its online play.
The PS4 version will also get rid of the “minor” input lag that affected the PS3 version of the game.
While this is a meaningless “coup” for many of you, Street Fighter’s PlayStation exclusivity is probably a “bigger deal” than Tomb Raider’s Xbox One exclusivity – especially as Sony is essentially poising its console to become the platform of choice for fighting games, which have a larger following than you might believe. Of course, there will be a PC version of Street Fighter V, which will allow cross platform play with the PS4 version.
Last Updated: April 20, 2015