If they patch the game into a masterpiece, fixing the netcode and matchmaking, adding proper controller support, and adding rebindable keyboard controls, they could do a free weekend, or even free week, to bring in a ton of new players. Assuming the game at that point gets a lot of positive reviews from new player they could offset the negative reviews. But even if the game is absolutely perfect, new players who get salty online or play on a potato will still leave bad reviews, so idk if it would be enough.
This whole ordeal could hurt the game pretty bad in the long run. Even if it is patched into perfection, the negative launch reviews from youtubers and other media will remain negative. They can’t just release a fixed *Super SFV *version in 2 years unless they go back on what they said about the business model not having different versions of the game.