Yes, but again, Street Fighter 5 is a sure thing. The point of a money hat is to take risk off the publisher, Dead Rising 3 would have been a bomb for Capcom, so they wouldn't have made it. SF5 will be very profitable regardless.
It's a huge get for Sony anyway, so I can understand why they'd want it, I'm just surprised they'd want it enough to make not making an XBO SKU viable. This must be serious money. A lot of fucking money.
Having SF5 as an exclusive will basically dictate where the FGC goes. This basically means that pretty much every console fighting game moving forward will sell more on PS4 because thats where console fighting game players will be at.
Unexpected announcement my ass, Capcom. Everyone and their grandma knew you were making Street Fighter V. I guess it being (console) exclusive to the PS4 was the unexpected part? Meh. Hopefully they have another bomb for the actually event.
Game looks pretty nice though, especially if it's pre-alpha. That Chun-Li air combo.
Also...wasn't there a thread before about whether or not Sony would land SFV as a PS4 exclusive. Pretty sure everyone said no too. Lol. Well, they kinda did...console exclusives seem to be the thing now.
To the guys that are saying Sony probably funded this...umm I'm not so sure that if Sony indeed funded it would let Capcom release a PC version as well, correct me if I'm wrong but pretty much every project that they paid for stays exclusive to them.
That being said that's definitely a megaton and one of the best moves that Sony could've pulled in terms of console exclusivity.
Would prefer Dragon's Dogma 2 exclusivity/co-funding. That one is the game that won't happen any other way. Street Fighter would eventually release with or without such a deal. Maybe Microsoft has the chance there to sweep in and fund Dragon's Dogma sequel. Or the real megaton would be Sony going for broke and help fund both.
Well, first it'd be great to get more details on why the fuck this happened, but realistically speaking, it's very likely a moneyhat due to the fact that Street Fighter is a core franchise for Capcom that prints money.
If it's a moneyhat, it's a terrible deal. I can see why they did it, (this is a huge move to secure the fighting game audience), but a bad thing is a bad thing.