There was a lot of hype surrounding the release of Street Fighter V on PC and PlayStation 4, but many were disappointed with the amount of content available at launch and it undersold its sales target by 600,000 units. Fan frustration continued recently when it was announced that DLC character Ibuki, previously planned to launch in May, was delayed until late June. The delay wasn't announced until May 31st, which didn't sit well with players.
Following these missteps, Capcom has released a blog post apologizing to Street Fighter V players for the lack of communication and promising to improve in the future. Capcom also confirmed that they have heard reports of input lag on PlayStation 4, and they are looking into it. Finally, they proudly announced that the number of players rage quitting matches has decreased by about 60% since they started cracking down. You can check out their statements below.
Hey everyone! We know all of you have been very patient waiting for new information surrounding Street Fighter V. Over the past few months, there have been a lot of questions coming our way surrounding upcoming content around the game and the current state of the development roadmap.
We'll be the first to admit that we can improve our communication with the community, in terms of where our priorities lie around the game and status updates. We plan to change that in the coming weeks and months and will work to quickly address topics that come up in the community as best we can.
Below, we will be addressing some of the major concerns in the community surrounding Street Fighter V. Hit the jump for the latest updates and be sure to sound off in the comments section with any questions.
The first thing we want to address is the release of our next DLC character, Ibuki. We had originally aimed to release her in the last week of May, but in order to provide the best experience possible for our players, we decided to postpone her. We are doing our best to release the content in the last week of June.
To reiterate, we are currently aiming for the last week of June to release both Ibuki and the Cinematic Story Mode.
We apologize to our players all over the globe for not communicating this change to our release schedule sooner.
While we planned to talk about the timing of her release this week, it's clear that we should have been more upfront with everyone on the shift in timing.
Moving forward, the development team will continue to put quality of the product above all else. This may result in additional delays in content deployment. That said, we will be much more transparent when plans change so all of our fans know what to expect.
Please continue to support the development team in any way you can. They are working very hard to bring you the best Street Fighter yet and positive feedback and support helps more than you can imagine.
Reports of Input Delay
We have heard reports of input delay and have shared it with the development team. They are currently looking into the reports and we will let you know as soon as we find out more.
Rage Quitting Issue
We know some of you are still not having the best experience online due to players who rage quit but we are happy to report that the latest solution has brought the amount of players who disconnect during matches down by roughly 60%.
While this is an improvement, it's clear we still have a lot of work to do on this issue and you can expect us to roll out additional measures in the future to help address this problem.