Is anyone actually going to play this online over just using fightcade that already has established communities?
This collection will be more convenient and won't run on an emulator that hasn't been updated in years. Being on console and steam the communities can potentially be bigger.
I think you're reading way too much into it. 3S has had a console release for every generation since the DC and is about to get another one. I doubt the heads of Capcom harbor some resentment for one of their products because it didn't do well in the arcades 20 years ago.I hope there are some hidden games on there as well. Hyper Street Fighter Alpha would be a welcome addition.
I was kinda hoping (for like 20 years now) Capcom would give SF3 the same treatment. They did it with the SF2 series, Alpha series, and Darkstalkers series. Pretty much all their big hand-drawn sprite series but ONE. Seriously feels like they're just dropping the ball here.
Capcom is still bitter about 3S.
It put their single biggest property in the coffin for nearly a decade
The game saw TWO rereleases since the original - once as a part of the Anniversary Collection in 2004, second time as 3SOE in 2011, 7 years after SFAC. And now is seeing a third rerelease another 7 years later.
They're treating this game the worst way possible, like some sort of a stepchild, and only ride off the nostalgia of its characters