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These days most PC gamers have powerful rigs that can run Crysis with ease and although loads of companies are moving towards multi-platform development PC gamers are occasionally left out of options when it comes to playing a particular game on PC. Sometimes the game’s PC version is cancelled a month before release and in others the game doesn’t get a PC version at all, despite being perfectly suited for that platform, but in all cases PC gamers are left glaring at console gamers, wishing that they could be playing that brand new title on their dedicated gaming PC.
Marvel Vs Capcom 2 was released a decade ago and garnered a large fanbase of gamers eager to see their favourite comic book heroes and video game characters duke it out. Marvel Vs Capcom 3 has been out a few days and is already gaining a strong popularity amongst the fighting games crowd for its stellar art design, fun and (mostly) balanced gameplay and roster of 36 playable characters.
Why It Would Work On PC
Many criticisms have been raised over the console controls of Marvel Vs Capcom 3 and a key reason that it would work well on the PC is that the keyboard controls are much closer to the traditional arcade controls than you can get on your normal console controller. A PC version of Marvel Vs Capcom 3 could also end up using the power of modern PCs to further the unique art style and graphics.
While Capcom is one of those big companies that occasionally loves to point the piracy stick at PC gamers, there wouldn’t be much point in pirating a game thats primary mode of play is playing competitively online. Speaking of the series’ multiplayer history, it has been known in the past for having numerous over and underpowered characters that were never fixed in first two games. The move to the PC and perhaps a digital distribution platform like Steam would allow Capcom to easily patch imbalances in the game.
What PC Exclusive Content It Could Have
Another key thing that the PC will always have over consoles is the way that PC gamers are able to mod their games. If a modding community sprouted up around Marvel Vs Capcom 3 it could lead to tons of new skins and characters which would help expand the games roster to the size of its predecessors which were more ambitious in that regard.
While I’m sure many PC gamers like myself are hoping that Capcom will bring MVC3 to the PC, but considering the PC version of Super Street Fighter 4 was cancelled due to the rampant piracy of the original Street Fighter 4 a PC version of MVC3 is in some way unlikely. Then again Marvel Vs Capcom 3 runs on the engine of Lost Planet 2 and Resident Evil 5 so its still possible that we will get a PC version.
You can read our review of Marvel Vs Capcom 3 here.