Street Fighter V ‘Skies Of Honor’ Stage Now Banned From Its Tournaments?

By Cris McMillen, Posted: 11/25/16 07:37AM EST

Not all improvements constitute to a better game and not all creativity is appreciated. Recently there has been a huge buzz over the latest addition to the "Street Fighter V" game. Up until now, the issue is still being looked into.

However, that doesn't mean that Capcom is not taking into consideration the feedback they received. Players will be relieved to know that the company did and part of their actions, for now, is by banning the "Street Fighter V" stage Skies of Honor on its upcoming events.

The upcoming events mentioned are the Capcom Cup 2016 and the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour competition. The recent announcement of the developer also made it known that the reason was because the said level is too distracting for some players. The downloadable content stage Skies of Honor was just released this Nov. 8.

It involves the option of turning the wings of a flying airplane owned by the SFV character Rashid into a fighting arena. It looked perfectly normal, stays steady and horizontal while the fighters are fighting on it. However the problem lies with the background which is constantly in motion - a detail added to stimulate aircraft movement while it flies over what seems to be Dubai.

PCGamer reported that some players are not only distracted but felt physically sick as well like the Brazilian Street Fighter pro Keoma. The player said that his first encounter with the stage left him a bit dizzy and light headed. He explains further that because of the distraction, players lose track of things. Not everyone is affected the same way, as some didn’t even notice anything.

However, since the effects something that cannot be controlled but needs to get adjusted to, he has called for the attention of Capcom to remove it from competitive play. And the publisher seems to have agreed with him with its recent announcement. The latest banning of a stage from tournaments is not new. According to Eurogamer, back in June another Street Fighter V stage was banned.

That time the ones who banned the stage are the organizers of Evo -the biggest game tournament worldwide. The stage in question is SFV's Kanzuki Family Beach and it involved waves seen to occasionally cover the bottom of the screen and the Training stage. With two of its stages banned, the tournaments now are faced with a predicament.

The problem is most matches are played on random stage and during the competition one of the banned stages might get chosen. If that happens, there would be a delay in the game as they would need to change the selected stage. Unless of course if Capcom has already thought about it and made necessary precautions.

Eurogamer suggests that one of the solutions is to add an option to disable stages from SFV's random selection. This way it saves not only time but also saves the organizers from worrying about a banned stage getting selected. By the way for those who missed the memo, the Capcom Cup 2016 event will be on Dec. 3-4. 

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