To address any concerns, the developer is finally opening up about what kind of a Marvel vs Capcom Infinite DLC model it will be using.
Speaking with VG247 in a recent interview, lead producer Mike Evans stated that the studio’s upcoming brawler will feature a “more traditional” way of unlocking content. Referring to the in-game currency (Fight Money) of Street Fighter V, he mentioned that players will not have to grind to unlock Marvel vs Capcom Infinite DLC characters.
“All the characters are launching in 2017 after this September launch,” he confirmed. “Sigma will be the first of those six, but yes, it’s a 2017 character pass… and they’re coming out quickly, right? That’s already a little bit different to Street Fighter – but I can’t say much more than that.”
He further added that the fighting game community must not be worried about Capcom holding post-release content hostage behind a pay-wall. There will be “no grind currency, sweat equity currency” of any kind. However, the developer is refraining to talk more on the Marvel vs Capcom Infinite DLC model at this point. Perhaps we will get more details at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) next month.
Elsewhere in the interview, Evans stated that cross-play functionality is out of the question for Marvel vs Capcom Infinite because the developer is going with a multi-platform approach. While it was not clarified, the decision to drop cross-play support was probably based largely on the difficulty that Sony and Microsoft have faced when coming to terms. The same aspect was mentioned by series producer Katsuhiro Harada for Tekken 7 recently.
Capcom has been very open about the valuable lessons it learned from Street Fighter V. It assures fans that it will not repeat the same mistakes with Marvel vs Capcom Infinite. For one, the development team is making sure that the game releases as a full package. In the worst case scenario, if goals are not met, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite will be delayed.
“We’re really taking our time, we’re going to release it when it’s ready,” exclaimed the developer.
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite is scheduled to release on September 19 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It hopes to sell at least two million units worldwide.