Ono says no budget for Street Fighter V

Yoshinori Ono says he doesn't have the budget or staff to make new entry in series; Ultra Street Fighter IV not going next-gen.

Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono has spoken out to say that Street Fighter V is not in development due to budgetary issues.

A fan asked Ono on Twitter if he was secretly working on Street Fighter V for next-generation consoles, to which the designer replied, "I don't have R&D budget and staff."

He further explained that his team is now focused entirely on Ultra Street Fighter IV, which was announced at EVO this weekend.

Ono also confirmed that Ultra Street Fighter IV is in development only for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. No plans are in place right now to bring the update to next-generation consoles (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U), he said.

Ultra Street Fighter IV includes five new characters, six fresh stages, and a host of gameplay tweaks. For more, check out GameSpot's interview with Capcom about the pack.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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CW1252
CW1252

I stopped being passionate about Street Fighter after Third Strike. Couldn't care less what they do with it now. The two button parrying system is garbage.

JohnTheGrudge
JohnTheGrudge

Surely a next gen release for Ultra Street Fighter IV has to happen.  I'm just thinking about fans of the game who intend to replace their current console with a next gen machine.

jark888
jark888

This shameless practice will further encourage secondhand market and reduce sell on newly launched tittles of the company brand.

streamline
streamline

I rather get another Capcom vs SNK game. Miss my PS2 because of that game.

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

Yeah sure bullshit is was I think of his words...No budget let alone staff'. Maybe they just can't think of anything entirely new to put out on next gen with street fighter.. How's about a more violent hard hitting bone breaking SF then.. with X- ray moves similar to that of MK would be good.

karenwen
karenwen

SFV in 2022 for the gen after the upcoming gen.

dom28
dom28

Hmm no budget for Street fighter V, why doesn't that surprise me in the least?

(looks up and notices ULTRA STREET FIGHTER IV, the fucking 4th or 5th rendition of the same damn game when it should have been just one)

Darkreaper_1
Darkreaper_1

"I don't have R&D budget and staff."  He further explained that his team is now focused entirely on Ultra Street Fighter IV, which was announced at EVO this weekend. 

Maybe if they released a full game in the first place instead of releasing rehash after rehash with one or two extras added on each time they'd have more of a budget to make a full sequel with.

ComicAcer
ComicAcer

I've had enough of Steet Fighter, really. I hope after the release of this version(how many versions do they intend to release!?) Capcom will at leas try to focus on other franchise.

Gamer-Geek
Gamer-Geek

Misleading title. Thought he meant he had infinite funds...

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

I'm going to interpret that as no direction, either, a la RE6.

Rennik_Repotsir
Rennik_Repotsir

Five new characters, six fresh stages?! I thought they were taken straight from SFxT... I guess a used car can be someone's new car; as I haven't played SFxT... :P

nefphlegm
nefphlegm

I feel it's a bit lazy that they're simply porting the 4 new characters from Street Fighter X Tekken. Then again what do I know I'm not a computer programmer and really don't know how any of that stuff works. Elena is a nice addition, her and those sexy long legs... I mean games like Street Fighter have had the same conceptual ideas. Ryu always has his staple hadoken, shoryuken, and ever famous chiksmakmekmuken (hurricane kick) so why complain? The graphics are great as they stand! New characters would have been a big plus though without a doubt and new stages will be a sweet edition. Maybe even add some extra content on already existing stages? And possibly work on a walk by hand tutorial for new gamers who really wanna play Street Fighter competitively online but that can't grasp the fundamentals to playing online. I ramble... sorry guys.

TheManofTin
TheManofTin

Capcom: We'll keep releasing Dead Rising and Street Fighter editions, continue to ignore Mega Men, the idea of new IPs, and various franchises, and soon enough, we'll have enough money to give you guys Gears of Resident Evil 7. 

ArataWata
ArataWata

Poor Ono.

This guy is a beast.

GladChimer
GladChimer

People who are not excited about Street Fighter IV updates are people who do not play Street Fighter IV. 

Just because they name the game differently after the updates, people start losing their mind. You should compare it to buying a map pack for your favorite shooter, except the updates come in smaller intervals, but they cost the same money.

Also, you are not clever for making up a name for the next version either. I can do that too. 
Street Fighter IV Ultra Mega Haha I am so Smart By Making This Joke Except I Am Not Edition Ver. 2028.

PeejayYeh
PeejayYeh

"Ultimate Street Fighter IV HyperAlpha, Turbo Arcade Edition" will be the final update name before Street Fighter V comes....

nait2k4
nait2k4

Booze? Check! Hookers? Check! SF5? Hmmm, bit short of cash...

snake1mi
snake1mi

@Darkreaper_1 Maybe people should just stop bitching and either buy the game or dont, but just shut up about it.

Street fighter II was released in 6 version. No one ever complained. Even if Capcom were to release Street Fighter V, people will still complain. Because it wont be 2D like Street Fighter II. Because every SF game must look exactly like SFII. 

Maybe Capcom should just abandon the franchize altogether. I seriousy hope they will kill the franchize like ASW did with Guilty Gear.

Or maybe Capcom should throw another Capcom Fighting Evolution.

chipwithdip
chipwithdip

@Darkreaper_1 It's an update. Not a rehash. You obviously don't understand fighting games or the FGC, because if you did, you wouldn't have even typed that. There's NO WAY of telling how a game will evolve, and if the community is displeased or if there's room for changes, people would appreciate them. To the very least, it's not a full $60 release. It's just 15-40 bucks for all the shiz from the original SFIV to now, even if you never bought a single iteration in the last five years.

KuchikiSentou
KuchikiSentou

@Darkreaper_1 How many rehashes have there been? Can you compare the gap between 3rd Strike and IV, and compare the expectations when moving from IV to V?

Think about it along those lines. Do fighting games really need sequels, when it's pretty much the same thing, with the same characters? These are not shooters or action adventure games. It's almost the same principle with sports games. Roster changes, but the teams are the same, player ability adjustments but the player is the same.

I don't see any real reason for them to make SFV so soon. It's safer to just add characters given today's economic climate.

snake1mi
snake1mi

@ComicAcer SFII had 6 releases. Go figure. Every SF player I know bought every single one of them. Not to mention Hyper SFII and HD Remix.

SoreThumbsBill
SoreThumbsBill

@nefphlegm  

The people who liked them in SFxT want them in SFIV. Plus we get another character which I hope will be Haggar.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@nefphlegm Street Fighter already has too many characters in the first place. They ruined it when they put in Akuma and then they just kept adding more shit that no one cares about like Juni, Juli, Elena, Juri-Han. Come on.

veryDERPY
veryDERPY

@TheManofTin megaman died a long time ago. hurr do what i want. you suck capcom. 


it's getting old

hochstreck
hochstreck

@TheManofTin You do understand that they tried to resurrect MegaMan several times in the last decade, don't you? 

Seriously: 

If Mega Man Legend 1 & 2 and Mega Man Powered Up proved to be commercial bombs, and Mega Mega Man 9 & 10, the Mega-Man-Battle-Network-Series and the Mega-Man-Z-Series only found very modest commercial success, why do you think a company should spend 30 million dollars on a colourful, cutsy, comic-styled, non-gore, but nevertheless skill-based franchise, when the sheer opposites of these characteristics are en vogue right now?

Sometimes I get the feeling that some people seem to forget that we aren't living in the 80ies or 90ies anymore...

179107199999
179107199999

@GladChimer I'm an SSF4 player since SF4 .This is ridiculous.and you're  begining words in your statement are SO far from the truth its ludicrious.We (consumers) want somthing new. 

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@GladChimer I have Super Street Fighter 4 and it's a crap game. I don't play it and I'm not excited about a 5th repackage. I expect people who actually went out and bought regular, super, ultimate, uber megamate are completely pissed at Capcom, as they should be, because this is what Capcom does.

TheManofTin
TheManofTin

@GladChimer I'm 100% certain they're completely aware they're repackaging a game with extra content. That's exactly what it is and that's exactly what they're trying to do. They're not to fool anyone or be clever. 

kohle36
kohle36

@KuchikiSentou That would be fine, if it weren't for Capcom's tendency to release dlc as repackaged full games. I think this time around you can download an 'upgrade pack', but it's the first time in over half a decade of Super Street Fighter IVs, Ultimate MvC3s and Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisens, and it's pissed off a lot of Capcom's fanbase. I'm not the only one who won't buy their games at release anymore (because a better, incompatible version is probably 6-9 months away)

I agree with you in principle though, sports franchises and fighting games especially would benefit from a 'one game per engine, with dlc roster updates' business model. But when they can release a full price version of the same game every year, why would they do that? 

nefphlegm
nefphlegm

@SoreThumbsBill @nefphlegm True, it makes more sense to cater to those who are in the world of capcom as opposed to people who are casually playing. If people wanted new characters I think they should put more effort into letting capcom know. As for the 5th character I'm hoping it's a brand new never seen before character that will make people be in awe of their introduction. I've heard rumors of the daughter of Gouken? lol Haggar? I wouldn't be too excited for that. I've also heard Asura... but that would actually be a let down. Either way... I can't wait.

179107199999
179107199999

@hochstreck well Mario did survive all those years....Make the character fit in the age.If you can't do that then get rid of the rights and give them to someone who can.LOL at how they tried to do DmC and ruined it. MM can survive oh and In the MMX series the reploids were suppose to bleed but that was censored in the states.X couldn't be called cuddly and cutesy. DmC would've sold well if the marketing was better and the gameplay wasn't below its predecesors. It was "slounged" by Metal Gear Rising. Not just name recongition but it was a better game.We have too many shooters now a new MM would be cool. It just needs a good director

KillerOttsel
KillerOttsel

@hochstreck  Oh please. Don't try to defend what capcom has been doing to that beloved franchise. The fact of the matter is that they have been cancelling megaman games left and right to make room for more crap like this. You say they've had success with the handheld releases and download only titles and your right. However there's no reason why they cant make new megaman games like that. Or better yet have a full megaman game on the WiiU. I don't think Sonic Lost World has a 30mil budget.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@hochstreck Mostly because no one knew they were coming out and they didn't do things correctly. They shouldn;t be making a "new" megaman game. They should start by making some HD upscales of Megaman X series.

GladChimer
GladChimer

@Grenadeh  Why should anybody be pissed? Capcom isn't deactivating the game you bought, they just give you optional upgrades.

Again, its like a map pack for Battlefield or Call of Duty. Just because you don't have it doesn't mean you cannot play the game you bought.

Whether or not it is a crap game is not up for debate at all. You can be sure that most, if not all, Street Fighter IV players at EVO were very excited about this announcement. It is a cheap update bringing new areas and characters and balance changes. 

snake1mi
snake1mi

@chipwithdip@kohle36@KuchikiSentou 

I agree. Not to mention delayed release date. Fans today (bitchers mostly) expect Capcom to release every single character and costume  from dawn of Fighting Street to SFIII on a single disc. 

Just because Capcoms shameful DLC scandal on SFxT, fans expect Capcom not to offer anymore content, as "it should have been on the disc on the first place".

kohle36
kohle36

@chipwithdip  @KuchikiSentou 

Just...LOL

'It's just TOO much awesomeness!' You sound like an '80's commercial, or a MS employee. I know it's hard to wrap your head around all that value they're overdelivering, but you can't honestly believe what you just wrote.

You do realize that people regularly purchase and download full titles online, right? (40+ Gigs). For those concerned with bandwidth or HDD space, sure a disc-based version is fine, but why not allow those who want to download the updates to do so? 

There's nothing in your list that's 'too big', and frankly not nearly enough to justify a separate title (also you've said nothing about UMvC3, which added even less content). More options are always better, especially when it benefits the customers that buy your first releases at launch. At the end of the day, it' was (and continues to be) a poor strategy on their part, one that's cost them no small amount of customers. 

Even if you've got an emotional attachment to Capcom and feel the need to defend them at all costs (the only reason I can think of why you're actually trying to justify this nonsense), these policies were actually harmful to the company's financial viability in the long term.

chipwithdip
chipwithdip

@kohle36 @KuchikiSentou The reason why you couldn't download Super SFIV was because there was TOO much content.

-10 new chars.

-New ultra combos for everyone in the game.

-New tournament and team online modes.

-20 new challenges for every single character.

-Balancing changes.

AE was downloadable for those who had Super, 2012 was free for those with AE, and this one's downloadable for those that have AE.

Long story short: Not everything can just be downloaded and dealt with. Sometimes, updates are so big they have to come in a separate disc.

kohle36
kohle36

@KuchikiSentou You've misunderstood the point - it's not that they released retail versions as a supplementary distribution model - it's that they re-released the same game (at or close to full price), with a relatively small amount of new content which was not available for download for purchasers of the original game. Furthermore, the two versions are incompatible with each other for online play.

In a case like MvC3 / UMv, this screws early adopters (the fans who, you know, supported your game in the first place) by fragmenting the online community and encouraging people to buy another retail copy, when the content could have been released as a compatible download / goty edition combo. 

KuchikiSentou
KuchikiSentou

@kohle36 @KuchikiSentou Retial releases of DLC packs are simply a matter of convenience for the consumer who doesn't have an internet connection. It's such a simple concept.

Pissed off because they release DLC as retail versions. I would like somebody to name one Publisher that hasn't done that in the past 5 years.

kohle36
kohle36

@KillerOttsel @hochstreck @TheManofTin  

Megaman Unlimited just released a few days ago, and it's pretty killer. One of the stronger Megaman titles, and it's a free fan release. Also I heard that fan demake of Legends 3 was just released too.

simonbelmont2
simonbelmont2

@Grenadeh I don't usually agree with how Capcom releases so many versions of the same game but your info is wrong.


SF4 arcade edition and Ultra SF4 are updates that gamers can download from Live or buy on disc. The download is cheaper than vanilla SF4 and SSF4 when they came out.

My only concern is the players who don't want to fork out for Ultra SF4. Will they be stuck with  Arcade edition and not be able to fight players who upgraded to Ultra?

GladChimer
GladChimer

@Grenadeh @GladChimer You upgraded to  'UltiMetaMega' at the beginning of last year (or was it mid 2011?) for 15 dollars. Now they offer you another update to get more characters and balance changes, which is not at all mandatory.

Since the last paid update of Street Fighter IV there have been two new full-priced Call of Duty games, for example, and two Assassin's Creed games (I believe). 

I have been playing video games since the SNES era, in case that still concerns you.

I am not necessarily arguing that Capcom ISN'T trying to make more money than they are worth, but I am trying to say that they are by far not the worst offender.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@GladChimer Why wouldn't you be pissed? You buy ultimetamega edition and then they turn around and release a new version, which includes all  your crap, and new crap, for the same price?

You clearly haven't been a gamer for long or you'd understand how bad Capcom is at DLC and edition nickel and diming. 

And no, you do have to buy the 75 dollars of DLC (or premium) for BF3 because the game is completely pointless and unentertaining without it. CoD I quit playing and never bought the DLC for those games because CoD is terrible anyway but yea BF3 definitely.