Why is it that he picks on SF2? Why is it he picks on a fucking fighting game when at the moment you have countless fucking rehashes of games that to put it bluntly suck shit on XBLA.
Lets really think about what he wrote he flat out says that developers can not be fucked [excuse my French] to make new fighting games which don?t heavily rely on old assets because they don?t think there is a need. Well HELLO would you kindly wake me up when a 2D Fighter in this day and age sells millions and millions of copies in the U.S or even the world to justify making brand new assets and engines for 2D fighters.
The few developers that make fighting games are already having a hell of a time trying to make ends meat from 2D games let alone Fighting games. And the game series which was hands down the king of the fighting game genre when it came to popularity is offering developers a glimmer of hope to not only make money through XBLA service but to reignite the buzz that fighting games had in the 16Bit era.
Lets say that SF2 becomes by far the best selling game to ever come out on that XBLA service and make a tidy profit… what kind of CEO would ignore that? I?ll tell you who a stupid one.
Once you spark interest back into the 2D fighting game genre with casual gamers you start to build a user base which is not afraid to buy your new intellectual properties. You open an avenue which will insure that you can not only earn profits but to take risks and try to implement evolution to the genre as a hole.
I say fuck you Andrew Park, I say fuck you for having the nerve to bash on a genre that you know does not have the coverage or positive press that the SF2 XBLA announcement had at CES. I say fuck you for spitting on something which is a glimmer of hope.