Street Fighter V Will Soon Have In-Game Ads

Gaming article by Patrick Perrault on Monday, December 10, 2018 - 11:37
News
Topic(s): News, Tournament
Developer
Capcom
Publisher
Capcom
Release Date
February 6, 2016
Genre
Fighting
Multiplayer modes
Online
Platforms
Linux, PC, PlayStation 4
Purchase (Some links may be affiliated)
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Earlier this week, Capcom announced that Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will soon have in-game "Sponsored Content" that will prompt you to buy DLC.

This setting can be disabled, players who enable the function will receive "Sponsored Content" in-game "to remind [players] about costumes, bundles, and the Capcom Pro Tour". When players have the Sponsored Content enabled, players can obtain additional Fight Money in Ranked and Casual matches, although the bonuses eventually have a limit.

Each character will have an Ad Style costume that will have an ad appear somewhere on the clothing or character model. The loading screen will have ads where a sponsor will appear in a versus screen before a battle. Capcom notes that loading times will not be affected by this addition, and stage ads will appear, with some tournament stages featuring a sponsor like the Ring of Power.

street fighter ad 1

For those who do not want to Sponsored Content, there are the following options available for players:

  • Sponsored Content Settings – Here, you can adjust the sponsored content settings. Turn sponsored content on to receive bonus Fight Money in Ranked and Casual Matches.
  • Sponsor Display – Turning the setting on allows you to access sponsored content such as Ad Style costumes.
  • Loading & Stage Ads – Selecting “on” gives you access to Stage and Loading Ads.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will also be available as a free trial from December 11, and it will end on December 19 at 9:59 am PT. The Free trial which will begin at 1 PM PT, with downloads beginning at 9 AM PT. It will include all the original content from Street Fighter V and will include all the modes introduced in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition.

What do you think of this news? Are you going to enable the ads? When did you last boot up Street Fighter V? Let us know in the comments!

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