Street Fighter producer does not want main series to stop at IV

"I don’t want to stop Street Fighter’s main numbered series at IV,” series producer Yoshinori Ono says.

Street Fighter series producer Yoshinori Ono has made it clear he does not want the main Street Fighter series to end at number IV.

An interview with 4gamer (translated by Siliconera) quotes the Street Fighter series veteran as stating, "Personally, I don’t want to stop Street Fighter’s main numbered series at IV,"

"Realistically speaking, developing a title for next-gen consoles requires a huge amount of staff members, and a large sum of money. The issue of money also applies to everyone else, as it’ll be required to invest in a new console, game, and arcade stick." Ono said.

The issue of money has been brought up in the past, when Ono tweeted that he had no budget for a Street Fighter V on next generation consoles.

"I don't have R&D budget and staff," He said in response to a fan who asked if he was secretly working on Street Fighter V for next-gen. He further explained that his team is now focused entirely on Ultra Street Fighter IV, which was announced at EVO this year.

Ultra Street Fighter IV is in development for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC with no plans to bring the updated game to next-generation consoles. The game includes five new characters, six fresh stages, and a host of gameplay tweaks. For more information, check out GameSpot's interview with Capcom about the pack.

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Zorine “harli” Te is a long time Australian competitive gamer and also an Associate Editor at GameSpot.

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Discussion

168 comments
Sam-os_IMP
Sam-os_IMP

Guess we'll never see a nicely 2d animated Street Fighter ever again?

BFKZ
BFKZ

then release a SFV, instead of making 1000000 editions of IV...

hadlee73
hadlee73

Other than graphically, I'm not sure you can get much better than IV.

Busta
Busta

If capcom doesn't want to join us in the next gen.  It's going to be GG Xrd for me.  Tell me madcatz won't make a fight stick for that game.

rad8045
rad8045

can't wait for the next 10 editions of street fighter 5.

mike468
mike468

Unless both the digital upgrade and the retail copy include all existing costumes, I'm still boycotting Capcom.


The game and Capcom have for for how many years milked gamers for any alternate costumes since the first game? While other fighters only charge you alternate costume free.


If the existing costumes are only limited to the retail copy of  the game, Capcom can suck on my ****!! I won't buy the upgrade.

radprofile
radprofile

Better wait for Super Ultra Street Fighter 4 Turbo!

Barrakas21
Barrakas21

fucking ridiculous a dlc at a full game price, sick of this fucking milking franchises

Cappuccin0
Cappuccin0

I'd love Ultra on the Vita... best handheld for fighting games. Also, please keep making em fighters, Mr. Ono.

HartPuncher
HartPuncher

It better not stop, you magnificent bastard!

Mraou
Mraou

What gender is Poison?

Proftally
Proftally

I would have preferred SF 5 over SF xTekken

I admire the new ultra I don't like the rip off strategy CAPCOM is implementing but its adding more characters and stuff makes me comeback to the game

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

Ok, so Capcom will release SF 4.5 Alpha, and then 4.5 Alpha 2, and 4.5 Alpha 3...

Big surprise.

mrsalgado76
mrsalgado76

I dont think street fighter will ever die.. nor should it, but i do think they need to look at the best features in past SF games and put them together.. I very much miss the risk versus reward parry system in SF3, i love the world tour mode in Alpha 3 etc

Scisor50
Scisor50

Capcom is just milking and refusing to let the game die, period. It's like Microsoft and Games for Windows Live. It's practically a vegetable... but they refuse to let it die. Same formula.

IceJester45
IceJester45

So, how is Ultra Street Fighter bad, exactly? Super Street Fighter IV released in 2010 for $40. The game got a $15 add-on in 2011. Then, it got a free major update in 2012. Now, we're looking at a $15 update in 2014.

If you were involved in Street Fighter from the day Street Fighter IV launced in 2009, you spent $60 on SFIV, $40 on SSFIV, $15 on the Arcade Edition add-on and $15 on Ultra. $130 over a five-year period -- with numerous free patches over that same period -- doesn't seem bad to me. That's a little more than the price of two full, new games. If Capcom is milking, they're doing it wrong.

D3dr0_0
D3dr0_0

Seriously Fuck Street Fighter IV

lowkey254
lowkey254

You're all idiots. This isn't a full priced game they're coming out with. It's an expansion pack. 1/4th the cost of a full game. If you don't have SSFIV then it's half the cost of a full game. Gamers will whine about anything. We're the must self obsorbed and demanding demographic.

91210user
91210user

The series stopped at three! I don't care what anyone says! It didn't sold very well at home and at the arcades and that's the Street Fighter era (1, 2 and 3) that I remember!

carnegie114
carnegie114

This is a great value for real fans of the series. However, the new characters are VERY unexciting for anyone who spent any time with SF x Tekken.

While, from a business perspective, it may seem impressive that Capcom has been able to make money on this title for so long (and is a tribute to the original game design), one can't help but wonder how this prolonged life cannibalizes any other potential new fighters from Capcom. Lately, it's all been patches and "HD" digital re-releases. And it seems like there is nothing new on the horizon either, because the executives want to play it safe with their current cash-cow. Not to mention how keeping SFIV on life support kills hype for SFV.

While I'd love to see a new Darkstalkers, I really don't think it would be worth it for Capcom. SFIV did so well because it is iconic. Even young gamers knew SF characters before SFIV was even a thing. Darkstalkers is more niche, and really always will be.

Art3Zero
Art3Zero

he wants it to stop at super arcade bowling alley pink lemonade expert edition.

Arthas045
Arthas045

I am not understanding the hate here...  So you can update Super Street Fighter IV: AE for 14.99, which adds 5 characters, 6 Stages, and many fixes in the game.  Or if you do not own any SFIV editions the disc based version is 29.99.

Juon408
Juon408

I wish Capcom would outsource Darkstalkers to Arc System Works if they don't wanna make it themselves. And yes, it (Darkstalkers) was mentioned in the original article that Gamespot left out.

TheLazyClown
TheLazyClown

Street Fighter fans such as myself wants to buy fully $60 for fighting games with replay value meaning a good story mode and other variety of gameplay. Will be getting USFIV for I never played any of the SFIV's. Too bad I'll probably end up battling cheap players/spammers online.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Mortal Kombat Komplete edition is still better.

gralvader
gralvader

I can already see SFIV coming to next gen consoles a few months after they are released. Then, when everyone has bought SFIV yet again, they will announce SFV and will launch it in a 6 month time frame.

EPaul
EPaul

I'm still calling BS on this

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

You know what would be great, if Capcom would shut the fuck up and release ONE penultimate version of each game, and then that way the price MIGHT go down to something reasonable. Instead of having to still pay 20 dollars for Ultimate MVC 3

Busta
Busta

@rad8045 You're saying it sarcastically,  But I really can't wait.

IceJester45
IceJester45

@mike468 The goofy costumes are the only things that kind of irk me about how Capcom has handles Street Fighter IV. But, the pay-to-download color swaps of Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online straight up pissed me off.

IceJester45
IceJester45

@Barrakas21 It's DLC at DLC price. There hasn't been a console Street Fighter game or add-on at full-game price since Street Fighter IV came out in 2009.

Busta
Busta

@Mraou  that hasn't been a question since final fight.

IceJester45
IceJester45

@Scisor50 If these add-ons didn't do well financially, Capcom wouldn't release them.

Super Street Fighter IV is still the main event at most fighting game competitions. It is far from dead.

dariusq
dariusq

@lowkey254 I'm willing to bet that half the people who complain about the iterations don't even play Street Fighter IV. That or they don't enjoy the game to begin with.

Scisor50
Scisor50

@91210user Exactly my thoughts. I want SF2 glory days back not more of this nonsense. Arcades over here don't even carry SF4.

dariusq
dariusq

@Arthas045 The sad truth is that there is no justified hate. Anyone who plays this game are actually excited for the update. The only people complaining about it are the ones who don't play the game in the first place.

Proftally
Proftally

@Simulator_Shock 

I bought the game on origin lately and it had all the costume packs, seriously as annoying as it was to purchase on PS store when you have all costumes it makes the game more fun and variant, you start loving characters that you never cared for. 

lowkey254
lowkey254

The game started at $60, no? $20 is cheap. Don't eat out 2-4 times and you've got the extra $20 to buy it. Gosh, gamers whine about everything.

Barrakas21
Barrakas21

@IceJester45 @Barrakas21 Yet they release the same game over and over again with 4 or 5 new chars and a diferent name every year. If i want to play street fighter i still have my mega drive so i dont really care.

Busta
Busta

@IceJester45 @Barrakas21 Noone knows that because they aren't really interested in street fighter.  They just want to complain.

IceJester45
IceJester45

@Barrakas21 @IceJester45 I know you don't really care. If you cared, you'd at least bother to get your facts straight.

And you're still wrong. They don't release the same game over and over again every year. There hasn't been a new Street Fighter game since 2010. If you think Super Street Fighter IV is the same game as Street Fighter II, you're delusional.

And the Mega Drive version of Street Fighter II sucks.