Capcom Will Continue to Focus on Street Fighter V

Posted on 28 Nov 2016 by
Sawyer Scherbenske

Yoshinori Ono and Tomoaki Ayano, two big-wigs behind Capcom and Street Fighter V, said in a recent interview that Capcom is planning to support Street Fighter V and strengthen it as an Esports title until 2020. Here’s a short translated excerpt from their interview:

Famitsu: Are we going to see other titles than Street Fighter during that time, as well…?

Ayano: That’s not something I’d know, at my level, haha. Please, Ono-san, take over.

Ono: I’d be happy if we could. But first, we’d have to solidify Street Fighter V as an e-sports title. I said in the beginning that we’ve seen a higher number of entrants than we had in the Street Fighter IV era, but we’d like to heighten that even further. The more people participate, the bigger tournaments we can host, and the more people are going to watch them, which is directly connected with our sales, and that’s going to decide the future.

This could mean a lot of things, but many people are guessing that Capcom plans to “solidify” Street Fighter V through continued DLC packages, patches, new stages, and community events like they did for Halloween this year in addition to the tournaments and sales that Ono touched on. Unfortunately, this also means that the few hopeful souls out there wishing for a new Capcom fighter are probably out of luck for another 4 years minimum.

Here’s the link to the full (albeit entirely Japanese) Famitsu interview.

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