I also responded to Sven’s statement concerning a PC version on Unity (http://www.capcom-unity.com/ask_capcom/go/thread/view/7371/27744585/Street_Fighter_3:3rd_Strike_QA(No_Discussion,_please)?pg=14):
[INDENT=1]“But to the point of PC, it’s not a technical limitation. It’s just additional work (read: cost/time/opportunity cost) and as I’ve said repeatedly, given how long people have been playing SF3 in a form on PC “for free” (in most cases, not legitimately), I’m not sure that’s the best opportunity for us. That said, we’re still considering it somewhere down the line. We’ll see how it goes.”[/INDENT]
I’m not sure I understand what you mean by this. Am I wrong in assuming that the only way one could feasibly play 3rd strike online for years was through this “non-legitimate” avenue? Building off of this assumption, simply because there was no alternative available to the public (besides…you know…not playing the game), you feel it’s not a good “opportunity” to hop onto that platform? Pardon me for saying so, but that’s a fairly backwards litmus test. Also, would GGPO have even made it to 3rd Strike Online Edition if it wasn’t for people playing the game over Tony Cannon’s GGPO client? (<–Legitimately Curious)
You could have just kept it at “additional work” and I would have begrudgingly accepted that reason. Also, going from the “additional work” angle, is the development team simply unsure about a PC port because it wouldn’t be worth it time-wise or cost-wise? I’m pretty sure there’s a decent chunk of change to be made from a PC version that would net you guys some profit (even in the face of piracy). All in all, It would be nice for the community to know the roadblocks that are in the way of a PC port. If anyone wants to lend their voice towards the prospect of said PC version, by all means be heard in this thread:
My base question from the petition thread linked above is perfectly reasonable. It was slightly frustrating getting a response from some people (including a moderator) how Sven simply saying “no planned PC version” is an answer to my question…which it is not. After asking for clarification (without trying to sound confrontational, mind you) all I got was a list of Sven saying the same thing…yet again.