Capcom explains why the DLC was blocked from sale, and moves to replace the stage’s background music.
Street Fighter V players wanting to purchase the new Temple Hideout stage have been encountering issues, as the stage was removed from the Shop shortly after launch due to concerns over its background music track. Capcom has issued this statement:
It has come to our attention that part of the background music track used in the DLC Thailand Temple Hideout Stage, released on April 25, 2017, contains unintentional religious references. Capcom has therefore immediately ceased distribution of this DLC and, as a temporary measure, will be performing an emergency server maintenance update in the very near future to remove this track by replacing it with existing music from another stage. Details of the timing of this update will be provided via the @SFVServer Twitter account.
Users who have already downloaded this DLC will still be able to use it and, once the emergency maintenance update is complete, will have the replacement music as well.
An edited version of the Thailand Temple Hideout Stage background music will be released at a later date.
The Street Fighter V development and operations team, as well as all of us at Capcom, have nothing but the utmost respect for all faiths and religions around the world, and we would like to sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by this content.
The Street Fighter V servers have been taken down presently for maintenance to address this issue as described above. No information on when the edited music track will be ready has been yet provided.
UPDATE: Street Fighter V servers are open once again. The substitute BGM on Temple Hideout is now currently M. Bison’s SFV theme.
#SFV servers are now open. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
— SFV Server (@SFVServer) April 27, 2017