Akuma Never Confirmed Says Ono; Capcom Plans To Support Game Until 2020

Street Fighter V

In a recent interview, game figurehead and executive producer Yoshinori Ono confirmed that all this isn't holding them back from pushing forward with plans to support the game - things are confirmed through 2020 now.

Capcom promises four more years of Street Fighter V content. "We're looking pretty far ahead", Ono said when asked about Capcom's plan for the future of Street Fighter V.

Ono did not say exactly what kind of content related to "Street Fighter V" would come to the PlayStation Experience event, though he did note that it would be something that "betrays everyone's expectations, in a good way, I think". Ayano then chimed in, "Street Fighter V is a title we're adding on to as it goes along, so we're working on it while planning ahead on the best way to develop it further". Fellow producer Tomoaki Ayano added to the comment made by Ono, stating that they are adding on to the game as it goes along.

He said that the company is seeing higher entrant numbers than with Street Fighter IV, too. Releasing new fighting games would only dilute the title as an eSport and cannibalize their own audience.

Now that Street Fighter 5's first season of DLC releases has concluded, fans of the official fifth installment in the long-running fighting game franchise have been wondering what the future holds for the title. Plus, this year's Capcom Cup, one of the largest professional Street Fighter tournaments in the world, is scheduled to start in just over a week. Bearing this in mind, it makes flawless sense as to why Capcom would want to extend Street Fighter 5's post-launch cycle and yoke it to what many consider to be a burgeoning industry all of its own within the gaming world.



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