Cartoony brawler Ultra Street Fighter IV is getting a chunky new PC patch, which aims to fix a few bugs and sort out the game's rather irritating connection issues.
Those issues are mainly a result of the dread changeover from Games for Windows Live to Steamworks. PC players have been suffering patchy online play since the transition, and Capcom's been.
"For example, we noticed that when players were in the middle of matches," says Capcom, "they were still getting pinged by those outside of the match, thereby creating slowdown. We’ve fixed it so that this will be no longer the case. Additionally, a few other connection fixes are going in as well, all of which should reduce the connectivity issues experienced by players."
So Capcom's been working on fixing all that unsexy stuff, but they're also planning to add a new Omega mode. This changes up the moves and special moves for each character, making for a fresh experience for veteran Street Fighter fans. "This means that strong, fan favorite attacks such as Ken’s Shinppu Jinrai Kyaku and Sagat’s Tiger Raid make their return while other characters such as Zangief gain new abilities, like being able to combo into his command throws," Capcom explains.
Omega mode is intended as a bit of knockabout fun, so you can only play it offline or online in unranked matches. Nice little bonus though. In non-PC-specific news, there's a boatload of tweaks and move adjustments that read like incomprehensible bibble to anyone not familiar with the game.
Patch 1.04 is on the way in October, while Omega mode will be released some time after that.