Esports commentator Aru has posted a tweet saying that he had the opportunity to hear a lot of feedback regarding Street Fighter 6’s real-time commentary feature. He believes that the feature works surprisingly well when streaming fighting games.
Street Fighter 6, the latest title in the long running series, is due to be released on June 2, 2023. Alongside series mainstays, like Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, and Guile, the game also includes Luke from Street Fighter V and a number of brand-new characters.
There are numerous new features being added to the game, and among those is real-time commentary. This feature automatically generates commentary based on what is happening in-game. The three English commentators who have been announced so far are Jeremy Lopez, Tasty Steve, and James Chen. There are currently also three Japanese commentators who have been announced including Aru.
The real-time commentary feature allows spectators to easily follow along with all the action on screen. It may even be beneficial to players too, as by listening to the commentary, they can get a rough understanding of the situation in a match, including the status of health and other gauges.
Back when the feature was first announced, there were some who shared negative opinions of it on social media and other sites, stating that the commentary would make it harder for players to concentrate on playing. However, following the conclusion of the two closed beta tests for the game, you can see many more positive opinions on social media, including some who have said that it now feels like something is missing when playing without commentary. Among the favorable reception was the aforementioned tweet by Aru, who expressed his surprise at how well the feature fits the game.
There are likely many gamers who often have trouble speaking at the same time that they are concentrating on playing a game. This issue is sure to be even more pronounced when playing something intense like a fighting game, as you must keep your eyes trained on your opponent and be aware of every single move that they make. It’s often difficult for players to find an opportunity to speak while playing, so the real-time commentary can no doubt be a big asset to those who like to stream fighting games.
*Pro gamer John Takeuchi, a prominent Street Fighter V player, was also seen sharing his appreciation for the real-time commentary of Street Fighter 6.
Written by. Marco Farinaccia based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2022-12-19 20:01 JST)