After a less than optimal Ultra Street Fighter IV launch on PlayStation 4 earlier this week, fans were worried about what this meant for competition on the Capcom Pro Tour, namely at Evo 2015 and Community Effort Orlando 2015. Fortunately, Capcom stepped forward and removed the aforementioned event’s obligations to run their brackets through the lackluster port, stating that tournaments were now free to revert back to their region’s standard platform.
While hints of a change were made before this announcement, Evo organizer Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar came out today to officially announce that Ultra Street Fighter IV competition at this year’s event will return to Xbox 360. When asked if another decision would be made should the PlayStation 4 version be optimized, he confirmed that players can expect no further platform changes.
As the largest fighting game tournament in the world, Evo’s return to Xbox 360, the previously recognized community standard, should definitely ease some of the worries competitors had as we near the event. With an extra $50,000 and the bundle of ranking points courtesy of Capcom Pro Tour, it’s great to see this rather important obstacle overcome.
Source: Joey Cuellar