Capcom has given PC gamers a glimmer of hope that a Windows version of stupendous fighting game Super Street Fighter IV may one day see the light of day.
The company's US boss said he was "cautiously optimistic" that a PC version of SSFIV may materialise despite the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions having launched over eight months ago.
"I think the guys that read [the Capcom-Unity forum thread] 'Ask Capcom' frequently know that I am a die-hard, die-hard PC gamer and I've continued to push for the existence of a Street Fighter IV PC," Christian Svensson, VP of strategic planning and business development, said in a streamed question and answer session.
"I've always said the answer is 'no' until it becomes 'yes,' and let's just say I've not given up pushing, and maybe at some point in the future we could change that question to, 'Why did it take so long,' instead of, 'Why is there no...'.
"Unfortunately, we can't do that yet, but I'm still cautiously optimistic."
A PC version of the game has looked unlikely. Last year producer Yoshinori Ono said Capcom were put off of releasing the game on PC after Street Fighter IV suffered from piracy – despite a compatible version being 99 per cent complete.
Super Street Fighter IV launched on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in April. Eurogamer's Simon Parkin gave it 10/10.