In anticipation of Street Fighter V’s beta rollout later this month, Capcom’s Peter “Combofiend” Rosas has provided an extensive breakdown of the content and features included in the early test build.
First off, the beta will include every fighter shown off thus far, though a delay has been planned for the two most recent reveals. Ryu, Chun-Li, Nash, and M. Bison will be playable immediately, while Cammy and Birdie are scheduled to join a day later so that Capcom can test their new content delivery system.
As the primary purpose of this beta is to test online play, there will be no local multiplayer. Upon starting Street Fighter V, participants will be taken to the character select screen. As there is no character change option between matches, you’ll want to pick someone you plan to play multiple games with. After that, players will be placed in training mode, where they can mess around with their character of choice while an opponent is selected.
Players will be returned to this stage between every match; expect to get a lot of practice in.
In terms of new content, Street Fighter V’s beta includes an as of yet unseen stage inspired by the beautiful locales of New Zealand.
And finally, while the developers are looking into PlayStation 3 controller compatibility in Street Fighter V’s final release, the beta will not include this functionality.
Street Fighter V’s beta opens up on July 23 and is scheduled to run for five days. It is currently open to numerous regions around the world, so be sure to visit the official hub for more details on your neck of the woods. This round is open to PlayStation 4 users only, but fans on PC can expect to take part in another beta test this fall.