Capcom has apologised to Street Fighter 5 players for failing to communicate the delayed release of upcoming DLC character Ibuki.
Fans had expected the new character to be released in May, but Capcom failed to mention a release date in a blog about Ibuki.
“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,” reads a post on Capcom-Unity. “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: “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.”
Ibuki is planned to launch in the last week of June alongside the Cinematic Story Mode.
“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,” adds the blo. “That said, we will be much more transparent when plans change so all of our fans know what to expect.”