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No Plans for Super Street Fighter IV PC; Piracy Blamed

by Brian Leahy, Sep 22, 2010 10:20am PDT

Producer Yoshinori Ono has revealed that there are currently no plans to bring Super Street Fighter IV to the PC due to piracy in an interview with 4Gamer (via Andriasang).

Ono does realize that piracy of the PC version gave the game a wider spread, but Capcom could not continue with the title being "free" in certain territories. A PC release wasn't ruled out, but it would hinge on better anti-piracy protection.

A PC port would be incredibly easy to create at this point as the arcade version in development runs on hardware that is essentially a Windows XP machine. This also means that an illegal version of the game could find its way online. Earlier this year, pirates were able to rip BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, which runs on the same arcade hardware, and release it as a fully functioning PC program.

The arcade version will add two new characters and a host of new balance changes. It is possible that these balance changes could hit consoles at some point.