No Street Fighter V until 2018 - Capcom producer

Tomoaki Ayano says that road to fifth Street Fighter title will be "long and arduous"; explains that new Ultra Street Fighter IV characters are not simple rips from Street Fighter X Tekken.

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It looks like fans wanting a fifth Street Fighter game will have quite a while to wait.

Fighting game fans will be stuck with USFIV for a while.

Capcom producer Tomoaki Ayano said in a VG247 interview that it will take the company until the year 2018 for Street Fighter V. "Game development is a long and arduous process. If you look at the history of the series, it took six years to go from Street Fighter II to Street Fighter III, and nine years to go from Street Fighter III to Street Fighter IV," he said.

He added in the interview that the new Ultra Street Fighter IV characters--Elena, Rolento, Hugo, and Poison--are not simple character rips from Street Fighter X Tekken. "If we [copied and pasted them from SF x Tekken], they would undoubtedly be the strongest characters in the game. The reason for this is down to the difference in gameplay systems, most notably Boost Combos," he said.

"Boost Combos formed the basis of the battle system in Street Fighter X Tekken and do not exist in Street Fighter IV. Besides adjusting the characters for a game engine without Boost Combos, each will need to have many moves added as well, such as Ultra Combos and Super Combos.A simple rip wouldn't allow us to make the necessary changes, so a lot of work is going on behind the scenes."

Discussion

320 comments
b3gv5m63
b3gv5m63

they will release an edition every year till 2018.

atopp399
atopp399

Why waste time developing new characters for such an old game?  Work on the new one.

Human-Pheonix
Human-Pheonix

I don't care for the wait of Street Fighter V I really want to see Tekken X Street Fighter 

That's the Game I want 

If Ultra Street Fighter IV has the Same Modes in Street Fighter X Tekken like tag modes and Scramble battle This will be my last Street Fighter game 

I can Understand why people doesn't want to buy it. After the whole DLC thing with SFxT I was so pissed off I had to pay content that was ALREADY ON THE BLOODY DISC!!!! 

I like SFxT also if Ultra Street fighter IV had the tag team modes That would be cool I get to use my fav characters in a team battle.

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

Capcom Might have another Street Fighter after Ultra Street Fighter IV Who knows?
might be Ultimate Street Fighter IV or Extreme Street Fighter IV.

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

Because There are make Tekken X Street Fighter is coming Soon
And For Next-gen Street Fighter X Tekken 2
Later gonna hit Street Fighter V also for the next-gen!
Rumor always shock people if they believe it.

rayonmachristie
rayonmachristie

 People need to stop viewing this as "new" games. You ONLY buy one game then whenever a new game is released you can choose to pay for it like DLC in any other game.

Sonics91
Sonics91

i think its safe to say capcom has ran outta steam at this point that the games put off til then

Mersinary_Myth
Mersinary_Myth

screw the constant SF4 updates where  my Capcom All-stars (SvC style)

jark888
jark888

So, Ultra Street Fighter IV is still far from the last version of SF IV then. This game can set the new record for a game with the most version of all time.

Xplode_77
Xplode_77

Well, I guess I'll just keep playing 3rd Strike on my Dreamcast to practice.

danboy_1990
danboy_1990

screw SF5... go harass SNK until you can get them to agree to CvS3

ryancyc
ryancyc

2018? But that's like...like...9 years. :(

Kusann
Kusann

It took 6 years to fo from SF II to SF III, nine to go from SF III to SF IV, one to go from SF IV to SUPER SF IV, another to go from SUPER SF IV to SUPER SF IV ARCADE, AND ANOTHER ONE TO GO FROM SF IV ARCADE TO ULTRA SF IV. Don't worry SF fans, from here to 2018, you'll get like another 4 or 5 "new" Street Fighter IV. Suggested names: OMG SF IV, LOL SF IV, OMGWTF SF IV, ROFLCOPTER SF IV, SUPER URSTILLPAYINGFORTHIS SF IV.


hadlee73
hadlee73

Perhaps they are hoping some of us older traditionalists kick the bucket by then so they can do something in full 3D again :P

DeadManRollin
DeadManRollin

I am actually glad that they will take their time in innovating a new SF game. They always tried doing new things, and that is why we only have 4 games in the series

Realacide
Realacide

Well I just hope that they don't plan on re-releasing SF4 for the next four years. Give me another cross over or something.

Max Lichtenberger
Max Lichtenberger

I'd rather have Darkstalkers IV before even thinking of Street Fighter V.

HartPuncher
HartPuncher

MONO SODIUM GLUTAMATE! MSG, NOT MGS YOU FAT TURD!

FACT LICKING DICKFACE

frylock1987
frylock1987

Looks like a simple rip to me buddy. 


SF4 in general has been copy and past for the last 3 games....


I'll pass on Street Fighter 5. Ill just stick to Netherealm Games from now on.

DMND
DMND

I still play SFII and SFIII. Take your time Mr. Ono cause a Street Fighter game is not something that you finish in a weekend and hope for a deal at Gamestop.

YOU

NEVER

STOP PLAYING

STREET FIGHTER.

Raphael Rodrigues
Raphael Rodrigues

Street Fighter III in the NES/SNES? Go home dude, you're drunk :v

fredyellowone
fredyellowone

2018? 

I don't even know if I will be alive by then.

Guilherme Salles
Guilherme Salles

So it's gonna be for PS4 and X-BOX One. People, save your money up!

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Yes, no SF5 for 5 years.  But don't worry you fools, they'll release a new version of SF4 every 6 months until then.

karenwen
karenwen

SFV in 2020 at the earliest.

Icepick_Trotter
Icepick_Trotter

i don't get the hate.

I'm all for keeping this game for 4 more years.
The current SF4 is still very popular online.

If a SF5 came out now, everyone would ditch SF4 and we'd all have to shell out big bucks for new PCs and consoles if we don't want to miss the party...
All for changes that would be mostly visual...

I don't necesarily like Capcom and their business practices... But I think this time they're doing the right thing.

Orga777
Orga777

You got to be f-ing kidding me. "Game development is a long and arduous process..." It would be faster if you didn't break Ono's back so much, Capcom. Go make 20 more versions of the same game. God damn.... 

KillerOttsel
KillerOttsel

Wow. They're seriously gonna milk SFIV until 2018, huh? Well if the fans are okay with this...

MJFame
MJFame

@atopp399 But the game already has the modern look yet the core game mechanics still remain faithful to its roots.. Why not expand while spending the time to create a quality successor (just like Capcom has always done for this franchise since the beginning)

BrentJohn
BrentJohn

@Wahab_MinSeo Don't give them ideas. Otherwise, we'll end up with Super Ultimate Ultra Extreme Street Fighter IV: Okay-We-Swear-To-God-This-Is-The-Last Arcade Hyper-X Edition 2018 Version 7.

bahamutdragons
bahamutdragons

@Wahab_MinSeo I don't think it would be a very profitable move considering next-gen consoles are not backwards compatible.  Might as well make a new game entirely at that point.

hochstreck
hochstreck

@jark888  

I would be very happy to see an enhanced version of SF4 every two years for a couple of bucks. 

This way, this game will be played for a very long time. Hopefully long enough to set the record for the longest played game of all time. :P

t0taldj
t0taldj

actually 10, it came to the arcades in 2008

frylock1987
frylock1987

@Icepick_Trotter  

I think the hate has a lot to do with them constantly re-releasing the same game for a few years before finally releasing a new numbered entry almost a decade later....only to re-release that one over and over again.

Theres literally almost 20 different versions of Street Fighter II alone.....

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

@BrentJohn @Wahab_MinSeo WOW it's about a Time i was post my comment since Aug 2013!  

Well Nothing New, Street Fighter 5 Gonna be on Next-Gen

i just wounder what next will come?

rayonmachristie
rayonmachristie

@hochstreck @jark888 Agreed, people need to stop viewing this as "new" games. You buy one game then whenever a new game is released you can choose to pay for it like DLC in any other game.

jark888
jark888

@rayonmachristie When more people have thought this way, Capcom just got carried away. So, we have another EA.