"Street Fighter V" has been beset with players who rage quit since day one, which Capcom previously dealt with through short-term anti-cheating measures. Now it looks like the company is finally ready to address the issue with a more long-term solution.
In a tweet at the official "Street Fighter" Twitter account, Capcom told fans a system will soon be released that will put an end to rage quitting. The company did not elaborate but promised to share more details "soon."
"We're planning to roll out a system this month that will address the rage quitting issue in #SFV," Capcom told fans on Thursday. "More details coming soon!"
Rage quitting happens when one player leaves a match early and in so doing denies victory to the other player who also loses League Points essential to move up in the ranks in the game's online play. This also keeps the rage quiter's records from having any losses or maintaining their win streak.
Reports of rage quitters reached the company early on "Street Fighter V's" launch in February. Capcom attempted to solve the problem through monitoring suspected rage quitters or those with high disconnect rates and encouraging victims of rage quitters to report and send them videos as proof of incidences. Proven rage quitters were stripped of League Points as a penalty.
The company acknowledged, however, that this wasn't a permanent solution and Polygon notes the punishment was "inefficient." Capcom said it was only targeting the "worst offenders" in the system.
The new system that will address rage quitting issues is expected to arrive with a future update. "Street Fighter V's" March update added Alex as a DLC character and introduced a Challenge mode and eight-person lobbies.
In addition to rage quitting, Capcom also had to deal with criticisms regarding "Street Fighter V's" lack of content.