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Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament play at Evo 2015 shifts to Xbox 360 after shaky PS4 launch

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

In the wake of Ultra Street Fighter 4's shaky release on PlayStation 4 last week, organizers of the Evo Championship Series fighting game tournament have decided not to use that version at this year's event. Instead, Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be played on Xbox 360, according to Evo co-founder Joey Cuellar.

Cuellar made the announcement that Evo was switching from PS4 to Xbox 360 on Twitter this weekend. He added that there would be "no more changes" to platform choice prior to the premier fighting game tournament.

Evo organizers announced that the PS4 port of Ultra Street Fighter 4 was scheduled to be the version played at this year's tournament shortly after announcing this year's lineup.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 was released digitally for PS4 on May 26, and members of the fighting game community quickly posted examples of lag, stuttering and other glitches affecting the port. Sony's Gio Corsi, director of third-party productions and developer relations at PlayStation, said that the company was investigating the game's launch issues and working on the first patch for the title.

Publisher Capcom issued its own statement on USF4's PS4 launch issues last week, saying, "We are aware that some users are experiencing problems with the PS4 version of USFIV, which is published and developed by SCEA's Third Party Production group. SCEA and Capcom are currently looking into the issues that some users may be experiencing and are working to resolve them as quickly as possible. We will continue to provide updates on our progress."

Evo 2015 will take place July 17-19 at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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