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Piracy Rules Out PC Version Of  Super Street Fighter IV
Piracy Rules Out PC Version Of Super Street Fighter IV
September 22, 2010 | By Simon Parkin

September 22, 2010 | By Simon Parkin
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As the December release of Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition approaches, producer Yoshinori Ono has confirmed that Capcom has no plans to bring the game to PC, citing piracy as the sole reason for the decision.

While sales of the PC version of the first game, Street Fighter IV, had been strong worldwide, the platform was also "number one in piracy," said Ono in an interview with the Japanese site 4gamer.net.

Ono was quick to point out the benefits of a high rate of piracy, saying that the game enjoyed a high profile amongst PC gamers because of it. But he argued that in order to protect the Street Fighter IV IP, the company cannot allow a situation where the game is considered "free" on certain platforms.

However, Ono didn't rule out the possibility of a PC release completely, saying that if Capcom is able to find a powerful copy protection solution, a PC release could still be a possibility.

A port of the game to PC would be extremely straightforward, he claimed, as the arcade version already runs on Taito's DirectX-based Type X2 board. There is no chance of a Steam-only release, Ono added, since that this would be unfair to PC players who are unable to buy games via the digital distribution platform.


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