Just two weeks after they first appear, Capcom pulls controversial ads from Street Fighter V
Recently, Capcom shoehorned in-game ads into Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. And, as you can probably guess, fans weren’t too happy to see their favorite fighters decked out like stock car drivers, even if using these decals did award players some extra fight money. Now, just two weeks since they made their debut into the latest entry of Capcom’s long-running fighting game franchise, the company has pulled them from the game – for now.
While it’s unclear if the ads were pulled due to the overwhelmingly negative reaction of the Street Fighter community or due to the conclusion of The Capcom Pro Tour, which wrapped up on December 16th, I think it’s safe to say most players are happy to see them removed from the game they paid full price for.
That’s not to say they might not return at some point. Street Fighter V’s producer Yoshinori Ono issued a statement on Twitter earlier this month regarding the future of the in-game advertisements saying, “We value and thank our community for providing feedback on the new sponsored content feature added to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition this week. We will continue collecting everyone’s feedback to consider how we can improve this new feature for players in the future.”
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is now available on PlayStation 4 and PC.
So, what do you think of Capcom’s decision to pull the ads from the game? We love to hear what you think. Be sure to let us know in the comments below.