Christian Svensson, vice president of strategic planning and business development at Capcom, recently took some time to answer a variety of fan-imposed questions on the Capcom Unity Boards, including Capcom’s plans for future fighters.
Among the questions answered was Svensson’s confirmation of Capcom not releasing any more fighting games for the remainder of 2010. While this may be more obvious than not, with Capcom releasing a version of Street Fighter 4 annually for the past two years, Svensson went on to reconfirm Marvel vs. Capcom 3‘s release date for Spring 2011 and say that “Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition and Street Fighter X Tekken are not this year…development [on SF X Tekken] only has really started after Super [Street Fighter IV] shipped.”
Svensson also half-answered concerns about future titles utilizing GGPO, a popular networking library known for its seemingly lag-free online multiplayer service for fighting games, for their online competition. He decided to answer this question with a question and asked: “What have been the commonalities in titles that have used it (or something like it) and ones that haven’t?”
Given that only digitally released titles from Capcom have utilized GGPO so far, Svensson seems to be implying a pattern. In other words, titles such as Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Street Fighter X Tekken may not be utilizing GGPO while digitally released fighters such as SF III: Third Strike will be.
Look for more of Capcom’s plans to be spilled this September at this year’s Tokyo Game Show.