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Tom Cannon: Injustice and Playstation All-Stars were both very close to making it to this year's Evolution

Posted by SFilp • January 18, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. PST
Tom Cannon: Injustice and Playstation All-Stars were both very close to making it to this year's Evolution Evolution's co-founder, Tom Cannon recently did an interview over on GameSpot. He discusses changes to the tournaments format, various games that almost made it to this years event, how they plan to manage all eight games, Smash Bros, Mortal Kombat, Injustice and more.

Here's an excerpt.

Mortal Kombat was chosen, but not Injustice: Gods Among Us, which is scheduled to come out next year. Why this decision? Is it because the game hasn't even been released yet? Is there any chance it could make it's way into the lineup?

The April release date of Injustice is just two months away from EVO, which is a very short amount of time to draw out a game’s full potential. Injustice is one of the games which made the cut for the donation drive, so if fighting games fans want to see it in official tournament lineup they can work toward raising money for the Breast Cancer Research Fund on its behalf.

Although you've always had several Capcom titles, with so many fighting games out now, did that make it difficult at all to bring back SFxT again?

Not at all. Street Fighter X Tekken has had a very rocky start, but I think it showed potential in at the recent Capcom 25th Anniversary tournament. Capcom also has a great track record of steadily improving their fighting games with each subsequent revision and we expect Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 to be no exception.

Which game came the closest to making the final list?

Injustice and Playstation All-Stars were both very close to making it.

Check out the full interview over on GameSpot.

Comments

revolvingsun said on January 18, 2013 at 4:43 p.m.

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knuxpyro56 said on January 18, 2013 at 4:50 p.m.

Very nice to see 2 games that many hate almost made it into the EVO lineup.

#2
trufenix said on January 18, 2013 at 5:13 p.m.

viewer < players.

@1, how aren't you banned yet?

#3
MaverickHunterX said on January 18, 2013 at 5:17 p.m.

Too bad those 10k viewers didn't see the potential.

@trufenix

Because no one is taking him seriously, I guess?

#4
SGstarcraft said on January 18, 2013 at 5:19 p.m.

Yea its not about the viewers in my opinion, if cvs2 was boring to watch and made people fall asleep (Which is what it did) that doesn't mean its not a game worth playing, and it shouldn't be thrown away based on the viewers perception, if its a good game, and players really want to play it, than just because a bunch of stream monsters complain doesn't mean you shouldn't have it at tournaments, or drop the game completely. Its as easy as just not watching.

#5
Crazcar said on January 18, 2013 at 5:41 p.m.

Perhaps some of the other games that didn't make it and won't make the 8th spot (that Melee is pretty much guaranteed to get last I saw) can be a free side tourny?

#6
darkblade13 said on January 18, 2013 at 6:09 p.m.

Capcom 25th Anniversary tournament? You mean when Infiltration beat Tokido 6-0? That match was boring as hell!

#7
MaverickHunterX said on January 18, 2013 at 6:14 p.m.

@darkblade13

Not that, rather it's sethlolol vs Team EG. It's there were the game's potentials were truly shown.

#8
NoizyChild said on January 18, 2013 at 6:23 p.m.

Remember when MK9 was featured in EVO 2011? That game came out in April of that year. How strange.

#9
Smorgasboard said on January 18, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

@1
Even if there was 10k viewer drop, there were still 15k viewers watching. I guess you conveniently forgot about that. Also, majority rules.

#10
wolfgohan said on January 18, 2013 at 6:34 p.m.

Sorry but I really like mk and sfxt they are both great games people who hated just don't like it.But any add me on xboxlive please

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dtweiuiusdfi said on January 18, 2013 at 6:49 p.m.

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hazelnut1112 said on January 18, 2013 at 6:55 p.m.

@9 It makes sense. Pretty damn weird why it was omitted. They could have taken out SFxT and added Injustice instead.

#13
Superchampz said on January 18, 2013 at 7:17 p.m.

Two GARBAGE games...

#14
chipndip said on January 18, 2013 at 8:26 p.m.

SF X TKN had a good run during the SoCal exhibition. Stay free though haters! :D

#15
Rupix15 said on January 18, 2013 at 8:29 p.m.

nooo......i'm really hoping for DOA5:(

#16
trufenix said on January 18, 2013 at 8:31 p.m.

@9, MK9 was well played/known and plenty of people had faith in it long before release.

Injustice has been played by nobody and even the MK faithful are skeptical about its systems.

Injustice will naturally be shunned by the Cap-crowd, and its entirely possible the MK faithful will turn their back on it (initially, at least) too. That would be disastrous for a prime EVO spot.

#17
Batmang said on January 19, 2013 at 12:52 a.m.

How disappointing. Love PSAS, and Injustice looks great.

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iuyfweiousdf said on January 19, 2013 at 4:23 a.m.

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#19
edrigo said on January 19, 2013 at 5:24 a.m.

i wanted to see vffs especially fuddo. it's just me but watching high level vf would have been amazing

#20
DustinFong said on January 19, 2013 at 6:20 a.m.

>Breast Cancer Research Fund

What is Mr. Wizard going to do with the rest of the money after he pays $50 to get himself a mammogram?

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angelanancy409 said on January 20, 2013 at 7:15 a.m.

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godfist314 said on January 31, 2013 at 4:27 a.m.

I don't buy Injustice not being in because of April release or people not knowing having faith in the game. However, I don't think it matters that much because it's still going to get played at tournaments and there are plenty of other games in the Evo lineup to entertain me and other people. Plus having MK9 and Injustice at Evo at the same seems like overkill to me.

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