Posted by Neidel Crisan Director of Digital Media & eSports, Capcom on PlayStation
What’s up, World Warriors? It’s been an eventful month for Street Fighter V as we just announced a slew of new modes and features for the game at Tokyo Game Show, including Daily Targets, additional Stage KOs, and much more! Beyond that, we also revealed the Capcom Pro Tour 2016 DLC mystery costume we teased at EVO.
Before we get into the new content, though, we wanted to thank all of our fans for the support they’ve shown through our new initiative to help grow the Capcom Cup 2016 prize pool. Since we announced the Capcom Pro Tour DLC at EVO, there has been an increase of more than $90,000 thanks to your efforts!
As of today the total Capcom Cup 2016 prize pool is $342,182 and we’re well on our way of reaching our goal with a little more than two months to go! Remember that any piece of Capcom Pro Tour DLC content that you purchase goes to supporting the league and boosting the Capcom Cup 2016 prize pool. You can read more about how this works in the FAQ at the end of this post.
Necalli — Champions Choice (Kazunoko 2015)
Beyond receiving a huge payout from Capcom Cup this year, we’re happy to announce that the winner of the event will also have a costume created for the character of their choice! The winner will be able to work with the development team to provide feedback on this costume that will immortalize their victory.
Last year, after Capcom Cup concluded, we approached Kazunoko — winner of the USFIV tournament — and let him choose the character he wanted a costume for and Necalli came up as his number one pick! When asked why he chose Necalli, he mentioned that he thought the character looked cool and hopes that with a new costume even more players will pick him up.
The development team got to work and put together an awesome Japanese warlord costume. A handful of variations were sent over to Kazunoko to choose from and what you see below is the final result!
This costume is part of the overall Capcom Pro Tour 2016 DLC, so when you purchase it, funds will go towards boosting the prize pool and supporting the Capcom Pro Tour. For users who purchase the Capcom Pro Tour 2016 DLC Bundle, they will receive this costume as well. As a reminder, this content is only available for a limited time through the end of November.
Capcom Pro Tour DLC FAQ
Since we announced the Capcom Pro Tour DLC at EVO 2016, we understand many of our fans have questions surrounding this new initiative. We wanted to answer many of those questions through this FAQ.
Hopefully the answers below shed more light on our intentions and of course, feel free to contact us on Twitter at @CapcomFighters with any additional feedback.
What percentage of the Capcom Pro Tour DLC revenue is going to the Capcom Cup 2016 prize pool?
A minimum of 30% of the revenue will go to the Capcom Cup 2016 prize pool, and an additional 50% of the revenue is invested into Capcom Pro Tour production. That means that Capcom contributes more than 80% of all CPT DLC revenue directly to support Capcom Pro Tour initiatives.
Our goal is to have an impressive prize pool for Capcom Cup 2016 — the biggest in fighting game history — and we want our fans to know they had a part in helping us achieve that once we reach that milestone later this year.
We will be providing updates throughout the rest of the season, so you all know what sort of number we are targeting for Capcom Cup 2016 and next year you will see tangible benefits from your investment materializing in the scene through increased production values and additional support for tournament organizers.
Keep in mind, we contribute a portion of our sponsorship, ad revenue, and merchandise sales into the Capcom Pro Tour and Capcom Cup prize pool as well.
What content is a part of the Capcom Pro Tour DLC?
When you purchase any of the content below you will be supporting the Capcom Pro Tour and boosting the Capcom Cup prize pool. These items can be found within the in-game store in Street Fighter V.
Capcom Pro Tour Costumes
- Additional Costume (“Capcom Pro Tour”): Chun-Li — $5.99
- Additional Costume (“Capcom Pro Tour”): Cammy — $5.99
- Additional Costume (“Capcom Pro Tour”): Necalli — $5.99
Capcom Pro Tour Stage
- Stage: Ring of Destiny — $9.99
Capcom Pro Tour Bundle
Capcom Pro Tour 2016 Pack — $24.99
- Additional Costume (“Capcom Pro Tour”): Chun-Li
- Additional Costume (“Capcom Pro Tour”): Cammy
- Additional Costume (“Capcom Pro Tour”): Necalli
- Stage: Ring of Destiny
- 1 exclusive CPT themed color option for all 22 characters
- 2 Exclusive Titles: “Capcom Cup 2016” and “Capcom Pro Tour 2016”
How did you arrive at the current price point?
We feel the price point is in line with our vision of investing in the community, as it will allow us to provide more opportunities to tournament organizers and content creators but also continue to have record setting prize pools at Capcom Cup.
In short, we did not create this content with the intention of making large profits for ourselves; we created it to help support the community.
We believe this content is some of the best in Street Fighter V with some of the most high-quality and detailed costumes in the game, not to mention the impressive “Ring of Destiny” stage that was on display throughout EVO 2016 and allows us to promote major events like that in-game, something that has never been done before in the history of Street Fighter.
With that, you should look at this as your contribution to the fighting game community, where no matter what Capcom Pro Tour DLC item you purchase, this is your optional donation to the scene while getting some great content in return.
How long will the content be available?
We plan on taking this content off of the marketplace come the end of November, before Capcom Cup 2016. This is the cut-off point so we can tally up to revenue that will go directly into the prize pool.
The Ring of Destiny Stage: which other tournaments are going to be featured in the stage, and will players be able to select which version they want to run?
The Ring of Destiny is updated during server maintenance so we will be taking that into consideration when determining what tournaments to feature in the stage itself. Right now, EVO 2016 and Capcom Cup 2016 are the two events we plan to integrate into the stage, but we do hope to include other CPT tournaments in the future.
There are no plans to make the stage variations available outside of the promotion period for the tournament.
Why is the Capcom Pro Tour DLC Bundle only on PS4?
The bundle for PS4 was created to celebrate our new partnership with PlayStation being the presenting sponsor of the Capcom Pro Tour. Sony has always been a tremendous supporter of the fighting game community and we wanted to highlight this alliance with the CPT DLC bundle.
Why are you releasing DLC instead of adding additional modes or improving existing features?
The Capcom Pro Tour DLC and all other DLC is part of the content roadmap that we have for the game and has no effect on the team that is working on addressing various improvements for Street Fighter V. Many of the things that are important to our fans are being worked on in parallel and we’ll update everyone on any new features and improvements once we have concrete information.
That said, we believe that improving existing features and adding additional modes is equally as important as supporting and growing the fighting game community.