What fascinates me about all this, though, is Capcom's willingness to just tell its fans that they're done supporting a game in the midst of such a controversy. Any triple-A developer with the funds to do so (yes, Capcom qualifies here) should be bending over backward to fix the broken pieces of a game they see as a long-term competitively viable title. Capcom just refuses. They have better things to do, apparently. (Like adding more endings to Asura's Wrath, maybe? Or trying to figure out how to revamp Resident Evil 6's on-disc DLC so that people don't find out it's actually on the disc? Yeah, they're busy guys over at Capcom these days.)
But maybe Capcom is willing to address UMvC3's TAC infinites after all. According to the aforementioned tweet, Niitsuma could potentially be working on that as I'm writing this.
It's hard to tell whether this is a bad translation, a PR flub, or a misunderstood tidbit perpetuated by the press. Whatever the case, I just hope Capcom gets it worked out and lets us know what's going on.
My prediction: Capcom probably won't fix this. I mean, call me cynical, but I have a feeling they just don't care enough anymore. Perhaps they're feeling burned because of Street Fighter X Tekken's sad sales figures (and even sadder lack of fan interest—which I will go on record saying they pretty much had coming to them due to their on-disc DLC policies), or maybe they're just busy with other stuff (none of which has to do with Mega Man).
Am I being unfair here? I don't think so. (Although I do admit to still being bitter about the whole Mega Man thing.) I mean, this is a company that's somehow gotten itself caught in an endless cycle of bad decision-making.
But if Capcom does something to truly impress me, I'm not above praising them for it. And by that, I don't mean giving me free stuff, though I will always accept free stuff. I mean making decisions that don't reek of laziness, piss off fans, or just flat-out suck.
Editor / News Director
Date: July 12, 2012
*The views expressed within this article are solely the opinion of the author and do not express the views held by Cheat Code Central. This week's is also purely a work of fiction*