#1 Edited by jimmyfenix (3829 posts) -

Packed with references to Capcom's famous fighting game franchise and tagged with the#4ThePlayers hashtag, this viral video from Sony seems to indicate something Street Fighter is happening on the PlayStation 4, but what? P

VG24/7 looks to have been the first to post the "Hadouken Cabs" viral this morning, sent to them in an email from Sony. It's got a Ryu cosplayer posing, a fake phone number that's actually the release date of the original Street Fighter game in Japanese arcades, and a flash of the PS4 controller for good measure.

Visitors to the HadoukenCabs.com website, registered to Sony marketing agency 180 Amsterdam, are treated to a delightfully old-school web surfing experience, complete with recorded audio referencing popular Street Fighter characters in the "Talk To An Operator" popup.

Obviously PlayStation 4, obviously Street Fighter, but what is it? A PlayStation 4 port of the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter IV? A downloadable compilation of previous games in the series?Crazy Taxi meets Street Fighter (I wish)?

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What do you guys think ? USF 4 for PS4? F2P SF ? or will Tekken X Street Fighter be revealed ?

#2 Posted by Nefarious_Al (129 posts) -

Whatever it is I'm in there. USF4 on PS4 would be my guess though.

#3 Posted by StarvingGamer (8016 posts) -

Whatever it is I'm in there. USF4 on PS4 would be my guess though.

As much as I'd like that to be true...

Then again, a lot can change in 4 months.

#4 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

It'd be very smart of them to get Ultra SFIV out on the PS4, start getting the arcade stick manufacturers pumping out sticks for the system. It's also useful because nobody wants to have to have an old console around to play SFIV a few years from now. (well I don't mind, I have it on PC too)

That said, I'm still hoping my Qanba will work on the PS4.

#5 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6089 posts) -

I wonder if it isn't some sort of Street Fighter collection, maybe?

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#6 Posted by RonGalaxy (2873 posts) -

Maybe capcom is jumping on the free to play fighting game bandwagon?

#7 Edited by AlexGBRO (274 posts) -

it could be SF 5 but i think that will be a 2015 game

or it could be that tekken vs SF game a ps4 exclusive in 2014

#8 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2485 posts) -

We didn't know about PS4 Injustice until a few shorts weeks ago, if they're teasing this, I'm guessing we'll hear something on or before their 11/14 launch event.

Capcom is hurting financially right now, if Sony offered to throw the development money into a PS4 version of the game, that would be a pretty big deal for them worldwide to be able to announce as a next gen exclusive.

#9 Posted by LiquidPrince (15844 posts) -

Some people are saying PS4 exclusive SF4 port. That would be crazy.

#10 Posted by Sammo21 (3211 posts) -

I don't see any version of Street Fighter 4 being a selling point, but maybe this is some way Sony tries to move in with EVO support or something. I don't know. Maybe announcing a new HD port to PS4?

#11 Edited by LiquidPrince (15844 posts) -

@sammo21: maybe I hang with the wrong crowd of people but SF is a pretty big deal to them.

#12 Edited by StarvingGamer (8016 posts) -

According to Ono there's supposed to be a new announcement about Ultra SFIV this week. Would coincide well with the Sony launch so maybe it is a PS4 port after all. Or maybe they bought PS3 exclusivity and took the game away from Microsoft which would be impossible but hilarious.

@krakn3dfx said:

Capcom is hurting financially right now, if Sony offered to throw the development money into a PS4 version of the game, that would be a pretty big deal for them worldwide to be able to announce as a next gen exclusive.

Capcom's revenue year on year rose by $120 million.

#13 Edited by Genfuyung (226 posts) -

I really hope its Ultra SFIV coming to PS4. That would be awesome.

#14 Edited by DonChipotle (2693 posts) -

It's Rival Schools 3.

#15 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

Yeah it is totally a PS4 Street Fighter IV Teaser. Nice didn't Ono said a week or so ago that they do not have the menpower and budget to do one? Guess he was lying like always XD

#16 Edited by JazGalaxy (1576 posts) -

I can't imagine SFIV on PS4 being buzzworthy in any context. It couldn't look or play any better than the PS3 version so... what's the point?

#17 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

I can't imagine SFIV on PS4 being buzzworthy in any context. It couldn't look or play any better than the PS3 version so... what's the point?

1080P. Future build up for this IP. Fighting community will switch to PS4 after EVO 2014 and their MS deal.

#18 Posted by StarvingGamer (8016 posts) -

@darji said:

Yeah it is totally a PS4 Street Fighter IV Teaser. Nice didn't Ono said a week or so ago that they do not have the menpower and budget to do one? Guess he was lying like always XD

He said that in July. It's possibly Sony threw a bunch of money his way in the interim.

I can't imagine SFIV on PS4 being buzzworthy in any context. It couldn't look or play any better than the PS3 version so... what's the point?

It would be a big deal to the fighting game community, especially if it turned out to be an exclusive.

#19 Edited by TaunT (52 posts) -

I think it is Free to play street fighter 4 on the PS4. Something with really heavy e-sports stat tracking, heavy ranking system, really grab the free to play market. Street Fighter 4 Revolution.

#20 Posted by JazGalaxy (1576 posts) -

The prospect of people shelling out money for the same game they already own with a couple more scanlines is a concept my brain doesn't wrap around. Evo wants it? What is that, like 100 copies?

In other news, I think the prospect of it being that legacy content is much more likely seeing as how the commercial seemed to reference multiple generations of Street Fighter titles.

Notice how that quotes said there were only {S3 and 360 versions "right now"). That "right now" would likely last right up until it's announced for PS4 this week.

#21 Posted by JazGalaxy (1576 posts) -

@taunt said:

I think it is Free to play street fighter 4 on the PS4. Something with really heavy e-sports stat tracking, heavy ranking system, really grab the free to play market. Street Fighter 4 Revolution.

Something tells me that if Capcom was going to do something F2P, it wouldn't be Street Fighter. It would be something more like that Capcom Fighting All Stars or whatever. Something where they could leverage more than just SF.