Capcom’s CEO has acknowledged that Street Fighter V, which under-performed by 600,000 copies, had a “lack of content” and “needed more polish.”
CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto made the bold comments during the company’s recent earnings call. The English translation of the report can be found here. Tsujimoto explained that Capcom had learned over the last year that “it’s best to spend a little more time in developing and running a high-quality title that will perform well globally.” Tsujimoto said that Street Fighter V was one such game that should have spent longer in development.
“Some aspects of Street Fighter V needed more polish, such as the lack of content and server issues at launch,” he said. “Accordingly, we feel it’s better to give a little more time to development than before, and have made slight adjustments to our portfolio.”
Street Fighter V was widely criticised at launch for having a lack of single-player content and missing features, as well as having a launch and beta plagued by server issues.