E3 2014: Street Fighter 5 Won't Be Pay-To-Win, Yoshinori Ono Says

Capcom producer says reports today were false, game is in "early planning stages."

Reports today from Japanese media that unannounced game Street Fighter V will use a "pay-to-win" model are false, Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono said on Twitter.

"The SFV news today about a pay-to-win model is not accurate and isn't something we're planning for," Ono said. "Sorry for the confusion!"

Street Fighter V is not even announced, but Ono teased, "We're still in early planning stages and will share more at a later date."

If you're eager for Street Fighter V, you might want to get comfortable. Last year, Capcom producer Tomoaki Ayano said that the game might not be released until 2018.

The most recent core Street Fighter game was 2009's Street Fighter IV for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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rey2
rey2

Last straw for me is SFxTekken plus that on-disc DLC thick crap.  Practically we get an "improved" version of SF all the time. Thought Super SFIV was the last then Arcade Edition and Ultra edition followed.  Everyone has caught on and it's easy to see SFV will follow the same BS. 

jonsypher5
jonsypher5

Yeah.. Capcom's programmers are not compitent enough to make a balanced Street Fighter, they've spent the last 6 years making that crystal clear. Seriously all this time they still haven't got Street Fighter right and Ultra is the most Broken of them all. To this day their still patching and tweaking for balance...Incompetent

Ultimate MvC3 is a mash fest....

SFxTekken is a technicolor spam spree 

Please Cahshcom do us all a favor and make edition select online... then dissolve your 'fighter' department

magnumxd
magnumxd

sf4 exists 5 yr now and we going for 6-7-8 as they said they aren't realeasing sf5 antil 2018 sf5 must be released already and not milking sf4 with patch versions etc like the old ones (ultra,turbo etc)... stop with this pls just try to make new game with better gameplay and graphics character design its aufull specialy for 2014-2015 technology you can better so do it

EddyG0RD0
EddyG0RD0

i bet that rumor was made by capcom themself just to have something to say about sf5

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

They're making a Street Fighter 5? Wow

tr4newreck
tr4newreck

the current sf4 straddles a weird border between alpha and 3rd strike...but the overall presentation is of a cartoony nature and goofy in tone...would like to see maybe a more mature SF game.

seanwil545
seanwil545

The fact that Pay-to-Win games even exist is just LAME!!!

rasterror
rasterror

How about an SF Alpha 4 or an SF 3 2?

meatz666
meatz666

I have to confess. I'm an idi0t.

Because even after locking half of the roster in SFXTekken as DLC, releasing Ultimate MvsC3 9 months after MvsC3, and charging a fortune to have all the skins that are already on the disk, and non existent single player experience, I still love to play Capcom fighting games.

It's a shame that the fighting game community is such a hostage of Capcom.

Chatch09
Chatch09

Im a big fan but im so tired of SF. SF Alpha II Gold will never be beat IMO.

Rennik_Repotsir
Rennik_Repotsir

Just make Alpha...

Multiple supers with 3 levels, air juggle, air blocking, Karin, Tenshoukyaku, not over exaggerated like the VS. series, etc...

Dammit! *Turns on PS2 and starts SFA3U*

Dav_id83
Dav_id83

It will be pay to play the full game though wont it like they have done with SF4 and it's many editions with added characters for fans look out for SF5 Super Alpha Max Champion Edition 2 years later

atopp399
atopp399

The game will be bad if it's free to play. It will be forgotten in a few short months.

beuneus12
beuneus12

And the final version to be released somewhere around 2021

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

If SF5 pays homage to the past like SF4 did then I'll be in heaven. Otherwise I might end up passing on this game if it ends up like the SFXT and the myriad of other hyper combo games. 

DrKill09
DrKill09

Will the controls actually be responsive this time?  I can pull off the moves in SFII, III, and Alpha JUST FINE, but they rarely worked in SFIV.  I freaking HATED it.

Foppe
Foppe

Should release a "Press X to win" DLC.

handofkain
handofkain

@seanwil545 well they exist by the name "free to play" whether you like it or not, and their existence is significant

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

@DrKill09 You should practice the short cuts. It lets you pull off the impossible with relative ease. 

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

@Foppe Sounds great. Madcatz will then release a fight stick without a X button but can be purchased with a DLC.