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Looks like an Arcade mode is not out of the picture just yet for Street Fighter V.

According to Forbes, Capcom stated through a spokesperson that “The team is looking into adding an Arcade Mode and we’ll have more information to share soon.”

The lack of an Arcade mode has been a major point of contention for fans of the Street Fighter series. It is often cited as missing core content that many players and even reviewers argue should have been included in the games initial release, along with other features and gameplay modes lacking from previous Street Fighter titles.  

Other problems have been plaguing Street Fighter V since its launch last week, the biggest of which were massive online issues, although Capcom has been working furiously to rectify any issues. Most problems have been fixed and patched in, although lingering issues, in particular revolving the online battle lounge, are still being reported.

The controversies have arguably negatively affected Street Fighter V. Sale figures from the U.K show Street Fighter V not reaching Street Fighter IV levels in terms of physical copies sold in retail, although some analysts point to digital sales likely being higher for the title. The game debuted #2 in the U.K, with Call of Duty: Black Ops III staying in the top spot for now 11 weeks.

Despite the outcry over the technical issues and content lack of Street Fighter V, the game is apparently still making a significant impact on the eSports community. According to a tweet by the Evolution Championship Series (EVO), Street Fighter V has broken records for registrations for the upcoming 2016 championships in Las Vegas, Nevada.

So what do you think about this possible inclusion of an arcade mode? Will it help Street Fighter V in the long run or is it dead on arrival? Leave your comments below.

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A game playing, college teaching, erudite-minded scholar who happens to write some articles every so often. Have worked as a journalist, critic, educator and blogger for over five years now, with articles published (as user editorials) on Game Revolution and Giant Bomb as well as a contributor for the websites Angry Bananas and Blistered Thumbs. Now making TechRaptor my home.