Capcom has come forward with an apology to all Street Fighter V players in regards to the miscommunication surrounding the release date of next DLC character Ibuki. In a statement released yesterday on the company’s Unity blog, Capcom admitted that there’s room for improvement in regards to communication with the game’s community and that they’re working hard to rectify it in the future.
We’ll be the first to admit that we can improve our communication with the community, in terms of where our priorities lie around the game and status updates. We plan to change that in the coming weeks and months and will work to quickly address topics that come up in the community as best we can.
The post continues to confirm that, while Ibuki was originally planned to appear in-game in the last week of May (the original plan was to release a new character every month after launch), the character had been delayed until the last week of June to coincide with the release of the previously-announced Cinematic Story Mode.
The first thing we want to address is the release of our next DLC character, Ibuki. We had originally aimed to release her in the last week of May, but in order to provide the best experience possible for our players, we decided to postpone her. We are doing our best to release the content in the last week of June.
We apologize to our players all over the globe for not communicating this change to our release schedule sooner.
While we planned to talk about the timing of her release this week, it’s clear that we should have been more upfront with everyone on the shift in timing.
Above all else, Capcom says that they will always prioritize quality over releasing an unfinished or unsatisfactory product, meaning future delays are always possible, but they will communicate such things in a much clearer way going forward.
Moving forward, the development team will continue to put quality of the product above all else. This may result in additional delays in content deployment. That said, we will be much more transparent when plans change so all of our fans know what to expect.