Street Fighter V' will display in-game ads starting December 11th

Street Fighter V' will display in-game ads starting December 11th

Fighting game fans are used to seeing ads in tournaments, but now they're infiltrating the games themselves. Capcom is introducing "sponsored content" to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on December 11th to promote its purchasable bundles, costumes and the Pro Tour. You'll see them on costumes, in certain stages and on pre-fight loading screens. This isn't concerning by itself (many real sports have ads, after all), but Capcom goes out of its way to discourage you from turning the ads off.

While you can switch off ads, you'll lose extra Fight Money and access to sponsored material like costumes. In essence, you'll have to either live with the ads or accept that you won't unlock as much content as your ad-friendly peers. And this wouldn't be such an issue if players hadn't already paid full price for SFV on top of add-on purchases. While Capcom isn't running third-party ads (at least not at this moment), the move could be annoying if you've already spent a lot on the game and would rather not see further sales pitches.

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CaldoChaud

Well, that's one less video game I will buy! G-o-o-d-b-y-e Capcom!

"You can't break a man the way you do a dog or a horse. The harder you beat a man, the taller he stands." - The Jackal (Far Cry 2)

Meka17

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Meka

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Disgusting practice, I hope other non-mobile games don't follow this.


rafaelgvieira

This is ridiculous...


knight12392

I guess we will need adblock for PC games too.


Salkos

Guess I'll continue sticking to Street Fighter 2 on my SNES.


ImLovingIt

uhm, pls fk off with this. 

make a f2p game and we can talk about stuff like this.


Dewey_69

Just no


popochous

Sad. Very sad


STIGmatA_PRO

^_^


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Capcom is introducing "sponsored content" to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on December 11th to promote its purchasable bundles, costumes and the Pro Tour.

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