The #FREEMVC2 movement refuses to quit, and it seems like both Disney and Capcom have taken notice.
The #FREEMVC2 movement continues to garner support with fans posting nearly everyday across various forms of social media. From Twitter to Facebook to YouTube, the #FREEMVC2 movement shows no signs of stopping or slowing down anytime soon. The fan outcry has not fallen on deaf ears according to Digital Eclipse studio head Mike Mika.
What is #FREEMVC2?
Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes is one of the most iconic games of all time. The game features characters from both Marvel Comics and Capcom video games duking it out in a 3v3 team fight. The game looks great, has an amazing soundtrack, and plays like an absolute dream. The catch? Marvel vs Capcom 2 has been delisted from digital stores like Sony's PlayStation store and the Xbox Live Arcade.
Since 2013, if you wanted to play this game, you either had to find an old arcade cabinet, have the game already downloaded, buy an incredibly pricey console port, or emulate it. After nearly a decade of the game being delisted, popular fighting game YouTuber Maximilian Dood put out a video asking for support to have the game ported to modern systems. Find out more in our article on the #FREEMVC2 movement.
What's happening at Disney and Capcom?
In a recent interview with Shacknews, Mike Mika, the studio head of Digital Eclipse discussed what's happening between the two companies. In the interview, he talks about how he didn't expect the incredible amount of support #FREEMVC2 would get. Mika tells Shacknews that both Disney and Capcom have certainly heard all of the cries for Marvel vs Capcom 2's rerelease.
The interview is incredibly insightful, with Mika even bringing up the previous failure of Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite. Although that game had a rocky development, Mika assured fans that those events are in the past and both companies have moved on. Mika did bring up that the biggest issue would lie in the legal investments needed to rerelease the game. He explains that lawyers from many different fronts would need to be brought in to sort everything out. "That can often be as much, if not more, than the budget of the game itself." says Mika.
Ultimately, the interview proves one thing. The #FREEMVC2 movement has not gone unnoticed. Although the three companies have not put out any official word on the subject, it is clear that we are not being ignored. For more updates on the #FREEMVC2 movement or the FGC as a whole, follow us here at esports.gg!