2017 may be known as one of the greatest gaming years in video game history, however, that doesn’t mean it was exempt from certain flops, failures, and misfires. There were several highly-anticipated titles that just didn’t meet expectations, while others started out hyped, but certain decisions brought that hype down. One of the biggest ones being Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite. This was the latest game in the beloved fighting franchise, however, due to certain exclusions, as well as certain design choices, the game did not do well upon release.
In fact, Capcom recently revealed that between all systems and all over the world, Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite only sold 1 million copies. Compared to the overwhelming success of MVC3 and MVC3: Ultimate, that’s not really good. What’s more, the game has been excluded from tournaments like EVO 2018 and the Capcom Pro Tour, which is a huge blow considered that new games like Dragon Ball FighterZ, and unreleased games like Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle have been brought in to EVO.
But wait, it gets worse, according to rumors, it’s possible that Infinite could be shut down on Steam and other digital stores in October. This comes from a @steam_gamesthat spells out what’s going on. Now, it needs to be stated that this is still a rumor, but if it is true, that’s a huge blow to Capcom, and shows that the game was not what they expected it to be.
To be fair though, part of this was brought on themselves. Many key Marvel characters were excluded from the game, including the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, many of whom had been part of previous MVC titles. What’s more, despite having the benefits of modern graphics, some of the character models were not that good.
We’ll have to see what the future holds for the game going forward.