Arcade Edition Not the Definite End to the Street Fighter IV Series
Capcom’s behavior with the Street Fighter IV moniker hasn’t been shocking to longtime fans of the series. The numerous re-releases are reminiscent of the multiple Street Fighter II and III games released long ago (SFIII actually has an upcoming re-release). Senior vice president of Capcom Christian Svensson has expressed that the recently released Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition may not be the end to the Street Fighter IV series. When asked if AE would be the last update, he responded:
According to plan it was supposed to be. I won’t say that it won’t be. I will say that we’ve had conversations about what could happen next. We’ve been talking since E3 and we might have something in store in the future, we’ll see.
A new update would bring the total to four different games, which would be fairly ridiculous. I don’t think I know a fighting game fan who would essentially complain about more Street Fighter IV, but the problem is the continued purchasing. Someone who’s purchased SFIV, SSFIV and SSFIV:AE at their respective launches has already spent more than one hundred dollars. We’ll have to play the waiting game to find out, and I don’t mind. I haven’t even bought AE yet because I was wary of this possibility, and that’s a shame.