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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will have no in-game currency or cross-play

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • May 10, 2017 at 11:32 a.m. PDT • Comments: 182

Capcom's latest mainstream fighting title, Street Fighter 5, features an in-game currency system called "Fight Money" that allows players to purchase certain content without the use of actual cash. It looks like Capcom will be going in a different direction with Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, though.

According to a recent report from VG24/7, MvCI will come equipped with an arcade mode, missions, a cinematic story, and much more, but it won't use in-game currency like SF5.

This means that most, if not all, DLC will be unlocked by way of real money, including the game's first six DLC characters. We can see this information further affirmed by the announcement of MvCI's season pass, although no pricing information for it has been revealed just yet.

This isn't the only way that Capcom is changing things up since Street Fighter 5. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will not operate on a separate infrastructure, which ultimately means there will be no cross-play for players on different platforms.
"When it comes to cross-platform play, when we did the postmortem on 5, it has its strengths but also its weaknesses," producer Mike Evans told Eurogamer.

"We still think it's a good fit for 5. But with this title, which is a less competitive crowd than Street Fighter, and we're trying to reach a broader fanbase, the cross-platform play doesn't come into the equation," Evans continued. "It's more about just having a great online experience."

Though no cross-play might seem like bad news, the lack of a separate infrastructure should mean we aren't seeing consistent server maintenance in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. I hope, anyway.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is scheduled for a September 19th release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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