It’s only what was playable in the latest beta, but I can imagine there might be more than a few developers feeling vindicated in their fears right about now.
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A hacked, offline-only version of the most recent SF5 beta that was playable on PC was posted on a mods forum yesterday for Street Fighter x Tekken.
That’s still not a bad smattering of content though. 12 characters are available: Ken, Ryu, Cammy, Nash, Birdie, Chun-Li, Necalli, the Dictator (that’s M. Bison, if you’re confused), Vega, Rashid, R. Mika and Karin.
The hacked beta is effectively only good for practising combos and beating up the AI, although it’s pretty efficient on the highest level. Mind you, that alone will be worth its weight in gold for many fighting game fans, who spend many hours practicing one frame links and various combos against dummy opponents in the corner of training stages.
I’ve recorded some video of the offline beta running on my PC. The offline beta also wanted to update something, but it seemed to take an age to download. In the interim, this was what I was able to muck around with:
So there you have it. If you’re super keen for the release of SF5 — and a lot of the FGC is, particularly given that the V-trigger system makes sense in a way that focus attacks (at least from a design perspective) never did — this might tide you over until Capcom decides to push out the next beta window.
Sure, you can only practice combos and beat up the AI for so long. But surely it beats grinding out a game on its last legs, right?