Street Fighter 5 is still a few months from hitting shelves, and Capcom has implemented an interesting new approach to developing its latest title.
Instead of keeping all testing internal, the company has turned the game over to the community to explore, allowing those who have pre-ordered SF5 special access to the beta version. While this approach may not suit other genres, we're tempted to say it's borderline genius for a fighting game.
During this process, we've seen quite a few people, (myself included at times), negate the significance of pre-release changes, implying that none of this matters until February 16th when the game actually drops.
There's some truth in that ideology, as players may be hesitant to get too well acquainted, and develop habits that no longer benefit them once the final version comes out.
A warning to those that err too far in this direction: you may be missing out on some important opportunities to better both the game, and your own play....