Recreate a successful launch?
No, too late for that
Do stuff to make some/many casuals buy SFV, increasing $$$ gained and future DLC buyers base?
If i was them i will do this
Realize a giant ass update, but DON’T call it Super or whatever.
Call it “Super” will make them lose -more- credibility after all shit they said, EVEN if will be free for current users… average audience is too retard to understand the difference, and will just go “i wait Ultra or something”
Call it just “Season 2” or “Chapter 2” making publicly clear that’s not a new game but a fuckton of free cool DLC stuff for original SFV.
Doing that contact big sites like Ign or some other shit giving exclusive news (and promise future ones), asking unofficially to re-review the game.
Basically create the conditions to make him write to his casual/mainstream sheep audience something like “The SF you was dreaming is finally arrived!” or some shit on that vibe.
Once a big site re-review it, others will feel the need to do it too
The message should arrive as “you was smart to not buy it back then, but you will stupid don’t buy it now”
What to do:
This shit is easy. Don’t do random stupid like was in SF4, give each char a related stage.
Aside that the usual stuff, give the run a scheme: intro, fights, bonus stage, fights, bonus stage, fights, rival fight, Boss, ending.
Intro and ending can be even just Bengus designs (not high cost anime or cg), just tell him to don’t do sketchy shit because average buyer don’t understand stylization and just take it as cheap and ugly.
[*]SEASON 2 Characters.
I don’t know wich was theyr plan, probably had a conservative attitude to keep popular chars for years… given the bad start probably will be better adapt to the situation and make Season 2 be a lil bit more hype.
NOT my ideal picks , some i don’t even want (sakura/akuma), but will sell very well
Keep the montly release but start with 2 DLC char avaible day one, i will pick Sagat and Sakura (and i hate Sakura, but make sense).
Also give to new buyers some FM help to allow them to unlock fast Season1 DLCrs (or turn them 50k each).
Of course new characters mean some new stages too:
[*]2ND Critical Arts.
Probably they already want do it at some point, i just say that they should introduce these already in S2.
Potential buyers probably already seen most/all current CAs on youtube, 2nd ones will add some new flashy stuff to show them
[*]COLOR EDIT Mode.
Casuals love edit stuff. And tbh many many existing color schemes suck bad.
Somebody said that SFV colors are programmed in a way that make easier do a color edit mode (i remember read that is like in SFxTK).
They should do it with an option that allow the opponent to NOT see our shitty edits.
“Color Edits: OFF” simple as that.
So basically it make happy who want it (i’m in that group), but don’t change anything for who hate the idea.
It also give them one more chance to sell stuff (single colors or group of colors)
[*]FIX UGLY SHIT AND HALF-ASS MAD STUFF.
It’s not big deal and we almost got used to it, but it will help the image of the product.
Fix clipping, Ken/Alex crap face, 30fps NPCs, complete adding stage transitions… stuff like that[/list]