Sven has had influence over fighting game rosters, will likely defer to team in future - Disney has not been a factor in Marvel discussions

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • February 1, 2013 at 11:36 a.m. PST
Sven has had influence over fighting game rosters, will likely defer to team in future - Disney has not been a factor in Marvel discussions Capcom USA Vice President, Christian Svensson, has had some say/influence over past fighting game rosters, he said via the Capcom Forums. He noted that as the head of North American sales, which is the largest market for fighting games, while he's had input in the past — in the future — he'll likely defer to the strategic fighting group, which consists of Matt Dahlgren, Derek Neal, Neidel "Haunts" Crisan and Peter "Combofiend" Rosas.


Also, he said that by and large Capcom has dealt with the same great people at Marvel, in regards to their fighting games, and Disney hasn't been a factor in any conversations. This was in response to concerns from the community that Disney was having some kind of negative impact on potential updates to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Bs957: Sven, do you have a say in choosing characters for fighting games?

Svensson: As the head of North American sales (the largest fighting market) I have had influence/say in past titles but for the future I will probably defer to our strategic fighting group which consists of Matt Dahlgren, Derek Neal, Neidel Crisan and Peter Rosas when it comes to our recommendations.

That said, at the end of the day the team makes the final calls.

Master Hao: Regarding UMvC3 updates... does Disney have a say in updates and what not? And are they easy to work with at all?

I get this suspicious feeling Disney is being a bummer about their half of the game...


Svensson: By and large we've dealt with all of the same great people at Marvel we always have. Disney has not been a factor in any conversations.

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