Sven: We don't have the development resources to work on an Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 update

Posted by Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor • April 18, 2013 at 8:14 a.m. PDT
Sven: We don't have the development resources to work on an Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 update In a thread over on Capcom-Unity, which questioned why Super Street Fighter 4 is getting yet another update while Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 isn't, Capcom's own Christian Svensson popped in, as he often does, to shed light on the situation.

In usual Svensson-fashion, he cuts straight to the point in a list of why it is more viable, as well as actually possible, for them to focus on updating the Street Fighter IV series rather than the Marvel vs. Capcom series.

1. We have appropriate dev resources available that can work on this project. The same can not be said for an MvC3 update. At the end of the day, this update is not being done at the expense of another... MVC3 couldn't be done either way. I'm not sure how many times I need to express that.

That said...

Hit the jump to hear more from Mr. Svensson.

2. SFIV has outsold MvC3 in any way you'd care to slice the numbers.

3. SF we completely control. No licenses need to be done or fees paid. No approvals required on direction. We can "just go".

4. SSFIV:AE is still the biggest tournament draw in the FGC in terms of participants. Without question, it has the most active competitive base. One of the goals of the project is to keep it there for the foreseeable future.

I am in no way saying that there isn't demand for a UMVC3 update. There clearly is. But the fact we continue to support a title launched in early 2008 for five plus years, where there is very obviously also a demand, should be something you applaud, not criticize. I realize you'd like to see us working on your favorite franchise instead of this one and I appreciate your passion.

As posters questioned why Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins, which also requires licensing fees, Christian decided to share information regarding this as well.

That deal was done as a part of the UMVC3 extension negotiation. Marvel wanted to see another digital release as a part of the deal. We felt that Origins was the best path forward, and we knew Iron Galaxy could pull it off as a part of the roadmap were setting for them (in short, a different and appropriate resource was available).

Source: Ask Capcom

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