Recently, we reported on Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono issuing a statement regarding the changes made to Street Fighter V’s R.Mika (her finisher specifically) and the following uproar it cause within the community.
Well it seems as though we’ve gotten another explanation from Capcom, this time the reasoning behind it seems more related to the games rating.
A few days ago, Daily Dot Esports conducted an interview with senior product manager Matt “Mattdeezie” Dahlgren, he explains the reason behind the change to R.Mika (and by extension Cammie) was to ensure the games Teen rating.
From the interview:
[…]we are a Teen rated franchise, and we want to make sure we keep that appeal to a very wide audience. We thought maybe in those instances things could’ve been pushed just a little bit too far so we had to tone it down slightly. We want to make sure that Street Fighter remains a family friendly franchise and it’s that delicate balance that we play ensuring that we remain a teen game.
Matt Dahlgren does state the game is still undergoing changes, meaning that it could very well revert to the original form the fans wanted.
Street Fighter V is set to launch on PS4 and PC on February 16th, 2016.