Street Fighter V recently released an update that introduces ads to battle game loading screens, player models, and stages. While ads can be switched off, the launch of ads basically started as well as you could expect.
Now Street Fighter executive producer Yoshinori Ono has reacted. In a statement released Sunday evening, Ono thanked the fans for feedback, adding that Capcom will continue to evaluate this feedback to think about how it can "improve" the sponsored content function in the future. Street Fighter V ads appear as if they are here to stay.
"We appreciate and thank our community for providing feedback on the new sponsored content feature added to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition this week," said Ono. "We will continue to gather everyone's feedback to evaluate how we can improve this new feature for players in the future. "
Ads came to Street Fighter V in an update released December 1
In other Street Fighter V news, Capcom today launched a new character, Kage, and introduced a big new balance update. More in GameSpots coverage here.