A couple of weeks back, right before Capcom Cup 2018, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition received one of its more controversial additions: Sponsored Content. Now, just a couple of weeks after, the sponsored content is no longer available.
As of the time of writing, advertisements on stages and the loading screen have been turned off. At the same time, trying to select color 3-10 on an “Ad Style” costume will simply give the message “the sponsor is currently not available, so you cannot use the selected color.”
Some may speculate that this was due to the negative reaction to the sponsored content. However, the original posting for the Capcom Pro Tour shows that they were scheduled to run only up until December 25. Additionally, other in-game posts about the sponsored content state that they will “change intermittently”, stating that “if a sponsorship is not available at the time and you selected any colors from 3-10 of the Ad Style outfit in your battle settings, you will be forced to use colors 1 and 2.”
Of course, that’s not to say that Capcom isn’t looking at the feedback. After Capcom Cup, producer Yoshinori Ono sent out a tweet thanking the community for providing feedback, and that they would “consider how we can improve this new feature for players in the future.”
Source: Street Fighter V; Yoshinori Ono