Despite their fighting games thriving on adversarial play, online modes at launch is an area that Capcom have so far neglected.
Both Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV hit retail with only the very basic online features.
Unfortunately, that trend looks to continue with Marvel vs Capcom 3, according to Capcom "special advisor" and Community Manager Seth Killian.
Speaking to GamingUnion at a behind closed doors event outside GamesCom last week, Killian warned fans to expect the minimum.
Hinting at behind-the-scenes frustrations, Killian said, "There's still a lot of back-and-forth internally about it, frankly. So, at a minimum you can expect your standard online modes where you can have a friendly match or a ranked match, as well as all your offline modes.
"But set your expectations there and hopefully we can go in some fun new directions beyond that."
However, Killian did suggest that further modes will be patched in later, as with SFIV and SSFIV. "You want to meet all the player expectations," he said, "but if there is something that you want to do that you're not able to get to - patch it in later."
Look out for the full interview, as well as GamingUnion's hand-on impressions of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, later in the week.