Excuse me for talking pure theory here- if someone sees fit that this topic is useless, so be it. Delete without mercy.
At EVO, there have been a few comments about the button checking before every match… setting things right… I can’t remember the exact number of matches overall (an absurd number, I believe) but for sixty seconds per button check for every single match, things add up, I’m sure. Someone could be playing at least a couple of matches during all this compiled time.
So it got me to thinking- and I’m sure it’s probably an old idea that nobody wants to hear, but- what if, somehow, you could store your button configuration in your controller? You plug your stuff in, and it automatically changes for you, and everything’s set to go?
Could this be a real possibility in the future? I know that it has a fairly limited use (really, it’s not useful for the standard “at home online player” nowadays), but… it would really clean up pre-game setup time, right? And considering the huge turnout for events like this…
Is Capcom/Namco/Sony/Microsoft/etc. even listening to thoughts like this?
I am not quite sure that implementing this sort of thing would lead to a reduction in setup time (as people would still want to physically check their button status, and then just take longer to do it, I assume) but it sounds like a convenience that just isn’t there when it seems it could be done.