This week, Capcom release a port of Street Fighter IV on the PC as a retail boxed release and digital download on services like Steam and Impulse. Capcom fans over at the Unity forums are getting a bit antsy about PC ports for games like Lost Planet 2 and Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.
Hearing the call of their fans, Capcom representatives have swarmed the threads with some responses. First up, Lost Planet 2:
Christian Svensson, Capcom's VP of strategic planning and business development, chimes in on a possible PC version of Lost Planet 2, saying: "Sorry guys... nothing new to discuss right now. Hopefully soon though." Another moderator, "Yuffie", taunts the readers with: "You'll have to wait -nya! We all want to know, just gotta wait. =3"
As for Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix:
Seth Killian, Capcom's senior community manager, vows to look into the issue: "It's an interesting question," he writes. "No plans at the moment, but to be honest, I couldn't tell you why not. Let me investigate." That sounds promising, right? Too bad.
Svensson comes in for the next post and drops the dreaded "e" word:
"We had selected SFIV as our forray into PC fighting games. Even with a couple of days sales, we're still not sure how it's going to do. It's an experiment of sorts.
The tech for HD Remix doesn't yet have a PC basis and it would be rather expensive to port the tech to PC, then port the game."
The bolding is mine.
Personally, I'd bet that Lost Planet 2 will hit the PC with Capcom bringing other non-fighting games to the platform with Bionic Commando and Resident Evil 5. It's all about the engine, as Christian Svensson points out. I also don't know how many more HD Remix's Capcom is going to be doing as they are much more expensive than an up-rezzed port like with Marvel vs. Capcom 2. Especially since, as the games get more recent, the quality of the original sprites hold up better over time.
Would you play Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix on the PC?