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Street Fighter V

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: Fighting
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Release Date: Feb. 16, 2016

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'Street Fighter V' (ALL) Free Play Week Shows Off New Features & Enhancements

by Rainier on March 23, 2017 @ 3:21 p.m. PDT

Street Fighter V is the latest installment in the fighting franchise, adding new fighters, several new locations, and cross-platform play.

The legendary fighting franchise returns with Street Fighter V ! Powered by Unreal Engine 4 technology, stunning visuals depict the next generation of World Warriors in unprecedented detail, while exciting and accessible battle mechanics deliver endless fighting fun that both beginners and veterans can enjoy. Challenge friends online, or compete for fame and glory on the Capcom Pro Tour.

Capcom will be offering PC players a free glimpse into several new features and enhancements coming to Street Fighter V’s Capcom Fighters Network (CFN) online experience.

Beginning on March 28th at 1pm PST / 9pm GMT and running to April 3rd at 12pm PST / 8pm GMT, current and new Street Fighter V players will be able to experience the improved CFN system and test out the new Season 2 balance adjustments for free.

This trial offer will be limited to Steam users and will only feature online modes, but will be completely free to play for both current and new players. All available characters, including the recently-released Kolin, will be unlocked for play. Once the test is concluded, Capcom will make further adjustments to optimize the new CFN and it will make its official release to both PS4 and PC players soon after.

Here is a list of improvements and new features coming to the new CFN:

  • Matchmaking Improvements
    • For most players, it will take less time to find an opponent in online matches. Matchmaking logic will help players avoid being frequently matched with the same opponent.
  • Ranked and Casual Match Loading Times
    • There will be a shorter transition when going into a Ranked or Casual match.
  • Interactive Timeline 
    • On the new CFN home menu, a live feed of Friends’ activities will be presented on an interactive Timeline. Using the Timeline, players can immediately add a recent match to their Replay List, view a Fighter Profile, manage Friends, and adjust Timeline display settings.
  • Friend Management System 
    • In addition to adding someone to Favorites, players can now blacklist players or add friends and follow them on CFN.
  • “Rage Quit” Penalty System
    • Special “rage quit” player profile icons will appear on profiles with frequent disconnections. Matchmaking logic will take into account online behavior and frequent disconnectors will be matched with similar opponents.
  • Training Mode – User Settings Saved
    • Training Mode settings will be saved and will carry over to the next time the mode is accessed.
  • Battle Lounge Country Flags
    • Country flags will appear in Battle Lounges, allowing players to locate competition in their region.
  • Country / League Based Rankings 
    • Players will be able to filter leaderboards based on Country or League.
  • In-Game Announcer Voice 
    • The in-game announcer will provide players and opponents with stats using data pulled from the server.
  • Fighter Profile Stats 
    • More detailed stats will be tracked and presented on Fighter Profiles.

Key Features:

  • New and Returning Characters: Birdie and Charlie Nash make their return to the Street Fighter universe, where they join classic characters like Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, and M. Bison. Many more new and returning characters will be added to the diverse roster, offering a wide variety of fighting styles for players to choose from.
  • New Strategies and Battle Mechanics: Highly accessible new battle mechanics, which revolve around the V-Gauge and EX Gauge, provide an unprecedented layer of strategy and depth to the franchise that all players can enjoy.
    • V-Trigger: Unique abilities that use the entire V-Gauge, giving players the opportunity to inflict damage when activated.
    • V-Skill: Utility skills (such as evasion) for each character that can be activated at any time.
    • V-Reversal: Unique counterattacks that use one stock of the V-Gauge.
    • Critical Arts: Ultimate attacks that use the entire EX Gauge.
  • PS4 and PC Cross-Platform Play: For the first time in franchise history, the online community will be unified into a single player pool, allowing for even more rivalries to be born.
  • Next Gen Visuals: Unreal Engine 4 technology pushes the realism and next-gen visuals to new heights, making this latest entry the best looking and most immersive Street Fighter game of all time.
  • Rise up: The Capcom Pro Tour, the premier league destination for competitive fighting games, features dozens of tournaments for Street Fighter players across the globe. The 2015 tour includes $500,000 in prizing, the largest in franchise history.

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