By David Craddock
SNK Playmore recently disclosed its plans to include online compatibility with all of its future fighting titles.
“We believe that the real fun in fighting games is in playing against other people,” said SNK Playmore’s Ryoko Suzuki. “But people that are most enthusiastic about fighting games are starting to enter the work force, so they’re probably getting less chances to play them (at the arcades).”
Suzuki believes that the thrill of competition at arcades was part of what made fighters so addicting in the first place.
“We want to provide an environment where the users can experience the thrill of playing against various other people at the arcades, but in their own homes,” Suzuki said.