Sorry if this question has already been asked, but I haven’t seen it come up. But with the release of SFIV now in Japan arcades, does this mean that Third Strike will be retired? We all know that typically when a new game of the series hits the scene, then the previous game quickly dies out. We’ve seen it with Tekken, VF, Soul Calibur, and Guilty Gear.
However, despite the fact that 3s has enjoyed nearly 10 years success, this has not stopped ST appearances at tourneys. Do you think that 3s will co-exist with SFIV, or will the game be retired? 3s is still a massively popular tourney game, but I wonder if SFIV will steal some of it’s momentum. While it’s very early to determine SFIV viability as a competitive tournament game, it is likely that the game will definitely be played competitively. It is hard to imagine any major tournament without SFIII on the roster, but I guess this is possible. Let’s hope this game doesn’t die.