Upcoming Update for #SF30th Anniversary Collection will address netplay concerns

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, which is packed with a library of classic titles based on the long-running Street Fighter series, was released for multiple platforms back near the end of May 2018. The classics would be revamped with modern-day conveniences, such as an improved training mode, to go along with their faithful recreation of the titles that are deeply loved by FGC veterans everywhere.

However, the collection came with a crippling drawback. Out of the entire collection, only four titles came equipped with the option to play against opponents online, a feature that many were unable to enjoy due to the instability of their netcode.

But come October 23rd, Capcom will release another update that coincides with that of a similar patch coming to Street Fighter V. It will offer a small number of improvements while placing an emphasis on online functionality.

While “general fixes” for the online gameplay are mentioned in their patch notes for the anniversary collection, Capcom has not gone into detail on what exactly will be done to improve the experience…short of enabling friends from Japan and international areas to discover each other’s lobbies on the Nintendo Switch version, and improving the capability to host online lobbies.

Aside from that, the changes are largely similar for the PS4, Xbox One and Switch versions of the game. They are as follows:

Nintendo Switch:

Online Improvements:

  • Improving online capabilities and ability to host lobbies

  • Friends between the Japanese and international versions can locate one another’s lobbies

  • General fixes

Localization Fixes:

  • Updated Japanese strings

  • Corrections to Korean Photosensitivity Warning

Training Mode Improvements: Multiple fixes have been made to improve dummy behavior.

Audio Improvements: Stereo playback improvements for Street Fighter III titles.

Museum Updates: Text and asset corrections have been applied.

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One:

 Online Improvements:

  • General Fixes

Localization Fixes:

  • Updated Japanese strings

  • Corrections to Korean Photosensitivity Warning

Training Mode Improvements: Multiple fixes have been made to improve dummy behavior.

Audio Improvements: Stereo playback improvements for Street Fighter III titles.

In light of Capcom’s recent move towards improved communication between themselves and their community, as indicated by their recent acknowledgement of the community’s concern over Street Fighter V’s natural input delay, many have expressed optimism over this update. That said, it remains unclear as to how significant the effect of the SF30th update will be.

An oversight that many have already noticed, however, is that the Steam (PC) version of the anniversary collection has not been listed in the patch notes. This prompts a question as to whether the update will include the Steam version, or if Capcom is disregarding it for the time being.

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Source: capcom-unity.com


JagoBlake, the author of this article, is an esports enthusiast who just so happens to have a way with words. Whenever he is not scouring the Internet in pursuit of breaking news, he's investing time into his favorite fighting games so as not to appear inadequate in the face of competition. To support his work, follow him on Twitter - @xJagoBlake.


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