Xbox 360 owners of Street Fighter X Tekken might have noticed that their version of the game is missing the promised four player co-op mode. Capcom has finally addressed this issue via a blog post on the Capcom-Unity site.
The blog, written by Ayano “GregaMan” had the following to say regarding the mode’s absence:
Unfortunately, due to time and resource issues, we weren’t able to get that feature into the Xbox 360 version and we apologize to those players who were looking forward to it. Throughout the development process, there are times when new features are added (and
we added a lot of them!) and there are also times where we have to make tough decisions regarding things to cut. This was one of those times.
Ayano also promised that there would soon be new information regarding updates for Street Fighter X Tekken, and thanked fans for their continued support.
The fans, however, are still understandably miffed. A brief look through the comments reveals many legitimate complaints and concerns, with one poster pointing out that not only has Capcom changed their stance regarding the issue (they originally blamed Microsoft for the
missing feature), but that PS3 owners received the full game upon launch.
Other fans are equally upset with the fact that the company apparently had time to add oodles of DLC, yet no time to add an advertised feature into the game. Honesty, I can’t blame the fans for this, as the recent trend of fighting games being saddled with tons of DLC is disturbing, to say the least.
It looks like Capcom’s PR team is going to be pretty busy for the next 48 hours or so. Hopefully the next time they release a game sans a promised feature, the company will have a better explanation than “Our bad, we ran out of time”.