Originally Posted by bd2003
There's little to no value in this for PS4 owners. I'm not a big fighting game fan, I may never have bought SF5 anyway. But I never would have considered buying such a console-centric game on PC...now I have zero reason to buy it on PS4.
I'm a fighting game fan specially of the SF series and to the FGC (fighting game community) cross-platform play is a huge plus, the fact that it would unite the SF player base and make them all play on the same network using the same ranking/ladder system is huge and really awesome.
- Casuals will still play on console even if there's a PC version, just like most games out there today like AC or whatever.
- Hardcore SF fans will most probably even get it on both, I know I own SF4 on both and many other people do too specially with those PC discounts.
- I've always said there should be no pay wall to access multiplayer games on consoles, that's just stupid, but because so many people accept such thing, it has become "normal" these days because companies like Sony or MS would be "missing out on so much money" if they didn't do it.
Also, SF is a system seller, you have no idea how many hardcore players will easily buy a console because SF is on it. Since many players didn't even buy a next gen console yet, this will make the decision very easy for them to decide between PS4 and xbone.