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Whenever new games come out or new hardware comes out, one of the big problems is that some of the old accessories you've become acquainted with oftentimes don't work with newer games. Well, for Ultra Street Fighter IV on the PS4, the game will work with older fightsticks.
Over on the PlayStation blogs third-party production director at SCEA, Gio Corsi, made the comments about how the Ultra Street Fighter IV for the PS4 will be backward compatible with licensed PS3 fightsticks. This was highlighted along with a new launch trailer for the game that you can check out below.
Ultra Street Fighter IV is due for release on May 26th for the PS4, and in addition to enabling gamers to bring their favorite PS3 fightstick along for the ride, from MadCatz to Hori to everything else in between.
Capcom and Sony are pretty pumped about the release of the game, which is a leveled-up rendition of Super Street Fighter IV, which itself was an upgrade over Street Fighter IV. Yeah, it's Capcom... what did you expect?
For the PS4 rendition of the game – an exclusive console port that isn't available on the Xbox One by the way – they've gone and decided to hone in on the Holy Grail of eighth-gen, the golden chalice of gaming: 1080p at 60fps.
It doesn't mention on the blog if it's hard-locked at 60fps, but if it is then that's a great thing because hard-locked 60fps gameplay for Street Fighter IV would be pretty sweet. The game would definitely benefit from the smooth gameplay.
Even still, 60fps without drops would make for a perfect way to see the game in action at this year's EVO, assuming the tournament organizers are willing to feature Ultra Street Fighter IV on PS4s.
The game will also feature all of the costume DLC for the game that has been released for the series up to this point. This also includes the latest DLC clothing packs for the game, which means you have the Vacation and Wild costume packs to consider as well. It's kind of telling that Street Fighter IV has been supported by Capcom for the entirety of the seventh generation of gaming and all the way into eighth gen. Crazy, right?
The devs have also addressed some minor input lag that was present in the PS3 versions of Street Fighter IV when it came to the fightstick support, so that minor issue is being addressed.
You won't have to wait long to get your hands on Ultra Street Fighter IV, which includes many of your favorite characters, including the new faces such as Rolento and Decapre, as well as Ryu, Ken and the rest of the gang.
You can grab a few more details about the game and the fightstick compatibility by visiting the official website.