An advertisement promoting Street Fighter V‘s upcoming free trial has casually revealed that the game itself will soon be flooded with advertisements, the concept of loot boxes not proving adequate enough for Capcom when it comes to money-grubbing.
The page covering the free trial briefly discussed all the modes and characters available before mentioning that ads will now be present in the $60 fighting game, with the game also gifting additional “Fight Money” to those who play with ads enabled:
Sponsored Content will be introduced into Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on December 11. Sponsored content will be displayed in several locations in-game to remind you about costumes, bundles, and the Capcom Pro Tour. When Sponsored Content is enabled, players can obtain additional Fight Money in Ranked and Casual Matches – these bonuses come with an upper limit. Here are the places where you will see Sponsored Content:
Costumes: Ad Style – Every character will have an Ad Style costume where the sponsored content will appear somewhere on their clothing or model
Loading Ads – A sponsor will appear in the versus screen before a battle – this will not affect loading screen times
Stage Ads – Some tournament stages feature a sponsor like the Ring of Power
If you’d rather not see Sponsored Content, you can easily turn this feature off by going into Battle Settings, which will give you the following options:
Sponsored Content Settings – Here, you can adjust the sponsored content settings. Turn sponsored content on to receive bonus Fight Money in Ranked and Casual Matches.
Sponsor Display – Turning the setting on allows you to access sponsored content such as Ad Style costumes.
Loading & Stage Ads – Selecting “on” gives you access to Stage and Loading Ads.
The free trial (and presumably the invasive ads) will commence on December 11th for the PS4 and Steam and conclude on December 18th.