It does seem like bizarre logic, which is why I’m worried that this was mostly done to force it into tournaments. The fact that Cammy and Mika’s outfits are changed to the ones they’re usually forced to use on ESPN, and that this was put in just before Capcom Cup, makes that seem even more likely.
Hopefully it’s just a dumb thing put into the main game and tourneys are unaffected, 'cause seeing those awful ad outfits in tourney would just be
After playing bbtag for a couple days, I declare that every fighting game should have that lobby system. Even with a smaller playerbase you’ll always know you can find someone because almost 100% of the people playing are all chillin in the same lobby lol.