As promised, Capcom offered up a Street Fighter V status update today, admitting that “we can improve our communication with the community, in terms of where our priorities lie around the game and status updates.” They’ll be changing this in the coming weeks and months and “will work to quickly address topics that come up in the community as best we can.”
Discussing some of the big concerns with Street Fighter V, they talked about the release of Ibuki, who they’re “currently aiming” to launch in the last week of June along with the Cinematic Store Mode:
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.
As for rage quitting, the most recent solution has seen the amount of players who disconnect during matches reduced by about 60%. “While this is an improvement,” they add, “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.”
The development team is also looking into the reports of input delay and will offer up a status update once they know more.
Capcom then teased that “a ton of new, exciting information” will be revealed in the coming days and weeks.
[Source: Capcom Unity]