Capcom has taken an unusual step by removing one of its stages from competitive play due to it being overly distracting and even causing some players to feel motion sick. The stage sees the fighters battle it out on top of a military style cargo plane’s wings, something that looks like it took inspiration from a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, as it flies around a city in Dubai.
Capcom made the announcement over the Capcom Fighters Twitter account
Due to being too distracting for tournament play, the #SFV Skies of Honor stage will not be used for Capcom Cup 2016 and the CPT2017 Season.
— Capcom Fighters (@CapcomFighters) November 22, 2016
As we are almost completely focused on the X axis of the Foreground and the Background is moving and rotating all around, it’s not uncommon that it causes enough distraction for the player to actually lose track of things. Remember, we’re used to the horizontal scrolling and a little bit of vertical scrolling in pretty much a straight line. We lose track of our guideline (the ground) and while tracking the jumping opponent while the stage rotates makes you completely disoriented. In a bit of time, our body responds the same way it does when we’re reading stuff on a smartphone inside a bus. My first FT5 in this stage actually got me a bit dizzy and with a light headache.
Street Fighter V is available now for PC and PlayStation 4.