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By Ishaan . March 17, 2014 . 10:31am
Earlier in the month, Capcom revealed that Ultra Street Fighter IV will contain a new feature called “Edition Select,” which will allow you to select previous versions of characters from the Street Fighter IV games. This feature, the publisher later said, would not be supported during online multiplayer matches.
Since then, Capcom have received requests from a number of players asking for online multiplayer support to be added to the Edition Select feature, and Capcom’s Peter Rosas (AKA “Combofiend”) has replied to the requests on the Capcom forums.
Rosas shared the following in a forum thread on Capcom Unity:
“Hey all, the initial reason that this mode wasn’t made online available was that we wanted the main emphasis to be placed on the Ultra versions of the characters. By introducing the older unbalanced characters (Vanilla Akuma/Sagat, Super Abel/Honda, AE Yun/Yang) we’d only undermine the work that’s been put in over the last year to give fans the most balanced SFIV yet. This mode is just supposed to be a fun aside that you can play your friends with as you try to figure which character is the strongest (hence local only).
“That’s not to say we haven’t noticed the requests to have this go online. Although there are no plans of it now, if anything comes to fruition, I’ll keep you all updated.”
Ultra Street Fighter IV will be available in June for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A PC release will follow in August. Decapre, the last of the game’s five new characters, was officially revealed last night.