Street Fighter 5 will hand out ‘severe punishments’ to players who quit matches early, Capcom has announced.
The developer faced criticism after it was discovered that players who quit fights early faced no form of punishment. Players on the brink of a loss were able to maintain their win streak by simply exiting the contest, much to the frustration of their opponents.
However, in an update on Capcom’s blog, the developer has said it will be addressing this issue.
“We are working on a permanent solution to this problem, though we don’t have an exact date to share with you at the moment. That said, we are going to take direct action starting next week to punish those players who are abusing the system.
This punishment will be severe for the worst offenders.”
Capcom also noted it is continuing its attempts to improve matchmaking for all users.
“Much like the last update, matchmaking for both Ranked and Casual modes is working as intended for most users, but we do understand this is not the case for some players in Europe, the Middle East and various other regions.
“Several improvements were made this past week that should have decreased the wait time for many users in those territories, but we will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates when additional improvements are made.”