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No SSFIV for PC gamers

Blame pirates, insists Capcom.

Super Street Fighter IV will not head to PC because too many gamers pirated Street Fighter IV, Capcom has declared.

In an interview with Japanese site 4gamer, kindly translated by Andriasang, producer Yoshinori Ono said that although Street Fighter IV sold well on the platform, it was also heavily pirated. To protect its IP, Capcom is therefore choosing not to release the expansion on the PC, even though a compatible version is 99 per cent complete.

Ono also ruled out a digital-only release through Steam, explaining that it would be unfair on users who had no access to the service.

A rough week for PC gamers then, what with this and Microsoft's claim that nobody is playing shooters on the platform any more.

Super Street Fighter IV was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in April. Eurogamer's Simon Parkin gave it 10/10.

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