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Street Fighter IV PC: Achievements, Higher Resolutions, New Shaders

A few new details on the PC version of Capcom's fighting game.

Capcom has posted up a few new details on the upcoming PC version of Street Fighter IV. The game will have Games for Windows Live support built-in, meaning it'll come with voice chat, achievements, and the other stuff that being GFWL-compliant provides. In addition to the obvious PC benefit of running in a higher resolution (provided your hardware can handle it), the game will also offer support for multiple shaders. This will offer a few different light tweaks to the graphical style.

The shaders are referred to as Watercolor, Poster, and Sumi-e Ink. The ink style looks like it throws a lot of ink splotches around the edges of the character models, sort of like those early trailers and the game's focus attack animations. I always thought the game could have used more of that. Here's a shot filtered through Sumi-e Ink:

It'll be interesting to see how the PC version of the game does. I don't really think people identify the PC as a fighting game friendly platform, but then there are already people out there playing arcade versions of stuff like Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike and Tekken Tag Tournament on their PCs in a not-quite-legal manner. So maybe there's enough of a base out there for something like this to be really big?

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Posted by Jeff
Capcom has posted up a few new details on the upcoming PC version of Street Fighter IV. The game will have Games for Windows Live support built-in, meaning it'll come with voice chat, achievements, and the other stuff that being GFWL-compliant provides. In addition to the obvious PC benefit of running in a higher resolution (provided your hardware can handle it), the game will also offer support for multiple shaders. This will offer a few different light tweaks to the graphical style.

The shaders are referred to as Watercolor, Poster, and Sumi-e Ink. The ink style looks like it throws a lot of ink splotches around the edges of the character models, sort of like those early trailers and the game's focus attack animations. I always thought the game could have used more of that. Here's a shot filtered through Sumi-e Ink:

It'll be interesting to see how the PC version of the game does. I don't really think people identify the PC as a fighting game friendly platform, but then there are already people out there playing arcade versions of stuff like Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike and Tekken Tag Tournament on their PCs in a not-quite-legal manner. So maybe there's enough of a base out there for something like this to be really big?

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Posted by Luke

Lol, I was just about to submit a post regarding this :p

Posted by Diamond

The Ink style looks like the focus attack effect.

I'll bet anything the PC version sales will be very very low.  Less than 100k lifetime sales, maybe less than 50k.

Posted by Baillie

I'm all about the ink.

Posted by Oy

is it cross-platform?

Posted by LiveOrDie1212

its gonna be pirated.

Posted by wait

wow i got this for the ps3 and dam this looks bad ass

Posted by Endogene

Can't wait for the awesome mods that are going to be made for this. Hmm what would happen if some one changed Ryu's fireball its model file with Honda his torpedo position model....

Posted by HarrySound

I love the style of art in the trailers.
That bleeding water colour is amazing along with the light,bright low saturation colour pallette.
This on a PC?
Now the pirate freeloaders get to play this rather decent game.

Posted by slinky6

hell I'll buy it.   I'll probably end up having it on all three consoles in the near future.   This game is my new life.

Posted by Yzzerdd

Do you guys think crying about piracy is going to make them go away or something?

Posted by Forcen

Put this on STEAM Capcom!!!

Posted by insanejedi

I hope you guys like people scripting all day on the PC version.

Posted by JJOR64

If this game does have its own achievement list, then I'm easily getting it again.

Posted by Daimao

Damn, really thought the community in GB was more mature in terms of pc gaming and not a bunch of ignorant console fanboys. That goes to show u learn sometin' everyday.

Posted by Oliverh

Daimao in some ways were just speaking the truth, me being a console and pc gamer I gotta agree with most of the guys on here. This will sell incredibly low compared to any of the other versions that are already avaliable and if Capcom were wanting to put this game on somewhere were they would gain alot of sales then put it on STEAM. After all STEAM's one of the reasons why PC gaming is so good. 

Posted by LiquidPrince
Oy said:
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is it cross-platform?

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Posted by JJOR64
LiveOrDie1212 said:
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its gonna be pirated.

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Probably.
Posted by myketuna

I really wanted this to be on Steam. Can you have both happen? I can't recall, right now anyway, a game that was both GFW Live and on Steam. And if there is, how does that work?

Posted by Diamond
Daimao said:
"Damn, really thought the community in GB was more mature in terms of pc gaming and not a bunch of ignorant console fanboys. That goes to show u learn sometin' everyday."
Err right.  Because we're all wrong, and you're not a PC fanboy for thinking we're wrong?
Posted by Sooty

It will be pirated yes, but more people will buy it because playing a fighting game against the CPU is crap.

PC is also the most arcade stick friendly platform as so many work on PC along with many converters.

I can also see a lot of arcade players who don't own a console getting it on PC (pirated or otherwise) so they can finally have training mode and mess around with the console characters.

Posted by Gregomasta

Lets say I pirate it(hypothetically speaking) but I've bought it for 360, along with some costumes.  Am I still sub-human, piece of shit that deserves to die in jail?

Posted by Daimao

Yeah I'm a pc fanboy thank u!!! If a game has good online features it sells well in any platform. It's amazin how instead of praising' Capcom for not being a console bitch, u only mention the piracy issue. Yeah piracy exists, yeah it affects pc gaming, but please don't overlook pc gaming cuz of it.

As for the game, it's about time. Been training in SF alpha 3 and I look foward to the improvements. I honestly hope this is going to be (just like Burnout Paradise) the definitive SFIV version.

Posted by akumous

It is a shame the console versions didn't have this special treatment...I guess I will be getting this as well...

Posted by akumous

It is true that the game could be pirated and it is true it could have low sales in comparison to the consoles. But, I think the PC version is the definitive version in terms of graphics or how the game would have looked if it had more time and a bigger budget. I am going to get the PC version just for the better presentation and if the online community is strong there then it will be the only version I play.

Posted by StaticFalconar

its like a perpectual focus attack/

Posted by TooWalrus

Can you play pirated Games for Windows Live online? I don't even know...

Posted by LiquidPrince

I don't see that much more ink however.

Edited by MrKlorox

It'll require YET ANOTHER piece of PC hardware to play. This is no game for mouse/keyboard NOR a basic controller. Oh well, most PC users will be used to dropping $150+ for the ability to play one specific game.

This will be the last major fighting game to hit the PC for another 5 to 15 years because of the SUPER low sales. If they packaged it with a coupon for a good fighting stick for cheap, then it might break 100k.

@ myketuna : Yes. Dawn of War II was a very recent game that not only supported but required both GFWL and Steam.

@ Daimao : Your kind is JUST AS BAD as the console fanboys, if not worse. You PC Fundamentalists talk so much shit about how much better "your" platform is for having interchangeable parts and requiring cognitive ability to operate, then you hate console fanboys because of their ignorance with hardware. If you're so much better than "the other guys" then you should grow up and act like it. It is people like you who make devs shy away from PC centric games. You're never fucking satisfied. Child.

Edited by animateria

HRAP3...

Works on the PC works on the PS3.

$99 on Amazon...

And well... CP....s... I... uh... well I'll shut up about that.

Posted by LordAndrew

Even if it does go on Steam, it's going to use SecuROM with install limits. Capcom's been doing that with all their recent Steam releases, and it's totally stupid.

Posted by REDRUN

the great thing about this, the tournament sticks or arcade sticks work on this as well.

Posted by theMcNasty

Yay for not-so-legal means.

Posted by adamantiumfiend

styling looks cool.  don't play much pc however...

Edited by LordAndrew

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II uses Steam for activation. That means that every single copy of the game uses both Steam and Games for Windows - Live. Plus, there are other Live-games like Grand Theft Auto IV that are sold through Steam.

Still no sign of SFIV coming to Steam though.

Posted by ShadowSkill11

Is this a surprise? The PC versions of console games almost always look much better assuming you don't own a 5 year old PC.

Posted by Tarakun

I'm kinda nervous about the Games for Windows Live thing. There's two ways this could turn out:

It could be completely unplayable (like in Viva Pinata) with lag ruining the game and Games for Windows Live MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO SAVE.

OR

It could be totally awesome, and perhaps even feature cross-platform play with the 360.

I really hope it's the second one.


Edited by Diamond
Daimao said:
"Yeah I'm a pc fanboy thank u!!! If a game has good online features it sells well in any platform. It's amazin how instead of praising' Capcom for not being a console bitch, u only mention the piracy issue. Yeah piracy exists, yeah it affects pc gaming, but please don't overlook pc gaming cuz of it.As for the game, it's about time. Been training in SF alpha 3 and I look foward to the improvements. I honestly hope this is going to be (just like Burnout Paradise) the definitive SFIV version."
I didn't mention piracy at all.  I just think it won't sell because most people that care for fighting games buy a console in the first place.  Piracy will be something of a factor, but not the root cause of poor sales on PC.

akumous said:
"It is true that the game could be pirated and it is true it could have low sales in comparison to the consoles. But, I think the PC version is the definitive version in terms of graphics or how the game would have looked if it had more time and a bigger budget. I am going to get the PC version just for the better presentation and if the online community is strong there then it will be the only version I play. "
3 extra graphics filters makes that big of a difference to you?  That doesn't reflect anything about a budget or time involved.

JJOR64 said:
"LiveOrDie1212 said:
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its gonna be pirated.

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Probably."
Almost certainly not IMO.


Posted by Lazyaza

Woot, once again capcom rewards us pc gamers for our patience.  That's Lost Planet, DMC4 and SF4 all being much better on pc, just Resi 5 to go :D
I love being a pc gamer.

Posted by MisterWaingro

Please, please, please, PLEASE come out on Steam...

Posted by myketuna

Is Capcom using SecuROM on their games? I don't think so. DMC4 had nothing but a cd check, I think. Anyway, so how does Dawn of War II work on Steam? Does it have the GFW Live Guide AND the Steam...thing/dashboard? Still confused about how all that GFWLive+Steam stuff works. Anyway, this is of course assuming SF IV comes out on Steam soon. But they are supposed to officially announce this on Friday anything right? Hopefully Steam is in the cards. I have all my other games on Steam.

Posted by LordAndrew

I don't know about Devil May Cry 4, but the three games Capcom released on Steam in 2009 (Neopets Puzzle Adventure, Age of Booty, and Flock) include SecuROM. And two of them have a 5 machine activation limit. I don't want any of that when I'm already using Steam for DRM.

Posted by Kratos81

Just bought a gaming pc, also sold my ps3 ver of this game as I seem to only be playing the 360 ver anyway. I may sell the 360 ver as well and keep my fightpad as it works on the pc, if there are people playing it online. I never cared for pc gaming before I had one and have hardly touched my consoles since. Gaming pc + 52" 1080p tv + surround sound make my consoles seem very weak. I had deadspace for the 360 and got it free with my pc and it is amazing on high. The difference is huge, I also bought a plug in 360 controller for the pc. So far worth every penny.

Posted by ThePhenomenal1

if this comes out on steam i'll buy it in an instant. my arcade sticks work on my pc. also just to have two sets of sf4 achievements would be awsome.

Posted by JoelTGM

what's to stop people using macros

Edited by dagas

PC games crash in price much faster than console games. Here in Sweden at least a PC game can be bought for about €10 after 6 months while 360 games never drop that low unless they are utter crap and won't sell at all. Crysis can be bought for €8 while Halo 3 costs €30

So I'm all for PC ^^ plus I've got a 1920x1200 PC monitor compared to my 720p TV

Edited by SunKing

I could not be happier! I have a Dreamcast arcade stick at home but it only works with the PC, and with the GfWL and achievements in there I am completely sold. Also, it's being released brand new at £17.99 on Amazon.co.uk -- crazy sauce!

Posted by DragoonKain1687

I dont see much difference while using the ink style in that pic. Maybe once its released we will see more, and maybe, be able to make a more fair comparisson. Meanwhile, Im happy with my PS3 CE right now.

Posted by Linkyshinks

Awesome.

Posted by EntwineX

Some people have awfully negative attitude about this. Yeah it won't sell much and yes it will be pirated but they aren't gonna make any more money by not releasing it on PC either. Let the companies worry about the profits, good game is a good game no matter the sales. DMC4 was solid on PC, personally I like most PC gamers am not into this type of games but nice for those who want to try them out and don't have a console.

I like the different style options, we've already seen them in few games before and it's a nice feature, nothing life altering tho. And GFWL is not an obstacle for releasing over Steam.

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