Capcom aims to ship Ultra Street Fighter IV PC "around the same time" as console versions

Capcom is aiming to minimise delays between the PC and console versions of Ultra Street Fighter IV; Games for Windows Live being ditched for Steamworks support.

The PC version of upcoming fighting game Ultra Street Fighter IV will ship "around the same time" as its console counterparts, and will swap Games for Windows Live for Steamworks support, according to posts from Capcom staff (via NeoGAF).

Capcom digital media specialist Neidel "Haunts" Crisan confirmed the news on Twitter, answering questions about whether the PC version of the game will launch later than its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 cousins, saying, "Yes the intention is to have them all launch at around the same time. Should have more deets on PC very soon."

In response to further queries about whether the game will ditch Microsoft's Games for Windows Live service in favour of Valve's Steamworks platform, he replied "It's coming to Steam, yes, we'll be transitioning from GFWL to Steam."

Ultra Street Fighter IV was announced during this year's annual EVO fighting tournament, and will feature five new playable characters, six new stages, and a range of gameplay tweaks and balance changes when it launches in 2014.

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snaketus
snaketus

Capcom is learning how to do it!

telaros
telaros

I'll never have to use GFWL anymore? Seriously?

Guess I'll be buying me an upgrade then.

Cappuccin0
Cappuccin0

I'd so freakin' love this on the Vita...

CreMax90
CreMax90

GFWL is dead, even to Microsoft.

Justin Roane
Justin Roane

Oh good. When will it be shipped to The Bay?

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

you know what, i thought i would never say this coming from the SNES days of Street Fighter 2....but i am bloody bored of SFIV repack games, But i am happy that they are killing GFWL in favour for Steam, Thank GOD lol

somebody337
somebody337

Even though I'm not buying this glorified dlc, thanks for the love toward the PC scene Capcom :D

fadersdream
fadersdream

Street Fighter is the epitome of CAPCOM not learning from their mistakes.


if someone doesn't understand why all the hate exists, then by a street fighter game and wait three months. Even if you never open the package it will some how piss you off.

killlo
killlo

i'm still waiting of Karin :(

andres_ak47
andres_ak47

swap Games for Windows Live for Steamworks support, that means it will be available in my region?

angeloponekad
angeloponekad

they are doing a great job !!! Keeping the game fresh and balanced adding new content , new characters etc etc... They are keeping us interested in a almost 5 year old game (till SF V comes) and they are doing a really good job 

Caffiene_free
Caffiene_free

Hmm...if I want to get the game for PC how can I get exclusive DLC costume :( ?

natalieyan
natalieyan

i might just wait for the PS4 version of "Super Ultra Street Fighter IV GOTY Arcade Alternative Edition", or Marvel vs. Capcom 4...

lokar82
lokar82

So does anything use GFWL anymore?  It seems like everything that did (Bioshock, F1, Elder Scrolls/Fallout, now Street Fighter) has switched to Steamworks, which is fine with me.

consumed_chaos
consumed_chaos

What about the alpha and omega SF IV!!!fucking retards!

dadkwashere
dadkwashere

Lol ANOTHER re-make?

At this rate SF IV is going to beat SF II!

dariusq
dariusq

Haters are gonna hate, but as someone who actually plays SFIV I can't be anything but excited. Not that I expect the layman to understand but the constant tweaks & additions does keep the game fresh for the FGC.

OrdosAlpha
OrdosAlpha

Game for Fail being dumped for Steamworks. Best decision ever, Capcom. If only all your other decisions weren't so retarded. Though, it should have been added to the PC version alot bloody sooner. And, Capcom seriously have no excuse for not releasing the PC update at the same time as the console updates. No excuse what-so-ever. It's a glorified patch, Capcom don't have to jump through the same validation hoops that they do with Sony & Microsoft.

azmza
azmza

Thats good news, GFWL bad service.

St0Ne4Ge
St0Ne4Ge

Meh, think I'll just wait until Super Mega Ultra Awesome Street Fighter IV XL Edition Pro comes out. 

neroist
neroist

@ioriaddisonmost fighting games do not make it to PC. Belief was there is no market for fighting games on the PC platform. But MK was just released on PC and sold very well. It surprised the publishers how well a 2 year old fighting game sold on PC. So there now is a scramble to get these games on PC.

Quarkzquarkz
Quarkzquarkz

When will Super Duper Ultra Ultimate Street Fighter IV: Arcade Home Console Edition version 2014.7 Alpha Beta coming out? ^_^ I'm so witty~

LalchandTudu
LalchandTudu

ok then...what is the release date????????????????

Erik Swanson
Erik Swanson

ok capcom were not as retarded as we were in the 90s you can not keep making 100000 versions of the exact same game >_>

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

I wish they would announce a date already so I can pre order this thing. 

berserker66666
berserker66666

So how many iterations of SF is it now? I lost count..........

servb0ts
servb0ts

What the Hell is Capcom feeding their Cows, unlimited milking

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

How about Next-Gen versions Capcom??!! Wake up! 

ioriaddison
ioriaddison

"around the same time" then what is the time difference?

snaketus
snaketus

@Justin Roane Get rid of these Facebook comments, pls.

fadersdream
fadersdream

@killlo The whole Karen thing seems like when people just want something silly to prove they can get it.
If you want her that bad just play King of Fighters.

flashn00b
flashn00b

@lokar82 Even Microsoft isn't using it anymore. If they were, AoE2 HD would've used Games for Windows Live, and Mark of the Ninja wouldn't have Steam leaderboards.

soulless4now
soulless4now

@dadkwashere lol It's even funnier to think that Capcom said no SFV until 2018 at least so they can release even more editions of SFIV between now and then. Heck, maybe they'll go backwards and make a 2D version of it just for the lolz. lol

WICGuardian
WICGuardian

I came here just to see someone post that

snaketus
snaketus

@neroist @ioriaddison Only reason was that they never released these games on PC before. Now Tekken and Dead of Alive please.

FaeLKuN
FaeLKuN

@berserker66666 Street Fighter, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival, Super Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix, Hyper Street Fighter II: Anniversary Edition, Street Fighter Alpha: Warrior's Dreams, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Upper, Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX, Street Fighter III: The New Generation, Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Ultra Street Fighter IV.


There's also the EX spin-offs and crossover series, but, you know... xD