Front-dev & journalist

SF5 and Capcom at the crossroads

04 Dec 2015

A three part article trying to catch up the stakes surrounding the launch of Street Fighter 5.

In the first part we go back in time to focus on Street Fighter 4 and its gameplay mistakes, how Capcom managed them and how, by the players actions, it created a game nobody expected. We ask ourselves what Capcom will do in the next episode.

In the second part, we analyze what changed at Capcom during the SF4 period. We go back to Seth Killian role, the Street Fighter X Tekken mistakes, the arrival of Peter Rosas and how it shaped Street Fghter 5.

Finally in the last part we check how the gameplay evolved and if Capcom delivered what was promised.