Street Fighter 5 is “About Growing a Passion”

Series producer Yoshinori Ono says it will be something “nobody is expecting”.

Posted By | On 13th, Apr. 2015 Under News

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Capcom is hard at work on Street Fighter 5, the next big iteration in the series which will be exclusive to PS4 (though also arriving on PC). Speaking to EDGE (as reported by Gamesradar), series producer Yoshinori Ono discussed the opportunity that the sequel presented.

“With Street Fighter 5, we have a fantastic opportunity to create something with a larger scope. A game that encompasses all that Street Fighter has become in the last few years, but which also expands on that to become something it has never been before as well.

“So now we want to create something that nobody is expecting. It’s going to be a title that caters to fans, of course, but one that also invites completely new players onto the scene. Street Fighter 4 was about reviving a passion. Street Fighter 5 is about growing that passion.”

Interestingly, with regards to feedback, Ono also mentioned that, “What I’ve learned over the years is that it’s not always the loudest voices that you need to listen to. Often these people don’t represent the masses. So it’s a case of finding key people in communities around the world, those who aren’t as visible perhaps, in order to hear their take.”

Street Fighter 5 is slated to release in Q1/Q2 2016. Stay tuned for more information on the same.

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  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    so..what is the growing passion? games? fighting games? do tell

    • Mark

      As long as Ono keeps SF V looking nothin like SF X Tekken, he can be as cryptic as he wants lol.

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      I suppose. I’d tried Super Street Fighter IV 3D on 3DS, and honestly don’t find 1 vs 1 as appealing as free for all 4 players battles so I don’t know. Maybe if there’s some catch to this “growing passion” Ono speaks of I may give it a look. I’m interested in Tekken, but again, only 1 vs 1. Same for Mortal Kombat X and DOA 5: Last Round. Why are so many fighters 1 vs 1 it’s not as exhilarating.


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