Capcom: Street Fighter V to be Supported Until “2020 or So”

on November 25, 2016 8:29 AM

In an interview with FamitsuStreet Fighter V’s executive producer Yoshinori Ono revealed that Capcom plans on supporting the fighting game “as far as 2020 or so.”

According to Yoshinori Ono for Capcom Street Fighter V  is “not just a 1-2 year thing,”  and that Capcom is “looking pretty far ahead,” with the latest installment in the series.

Fellow producer Tomoaki Ayano then added the following:

“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.”

Ono then went on to discuss the possibility of Capcom releasing a non-Street Fighter game before the next entry in the series again, as well as the importance of the IP to the company’s future”

“I’d be happy if we could. But first, we’d have to solidify Street Fighter V as an eSports 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.”

In other news, Capcom recently teased the game’s next character — Akuma —  via a new trailer, as well as revealed the character would playable at PlayStation Experience on December 3rd and 4th. Further details — such as a release date — have still not been divulged.

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