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."

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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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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.

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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

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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

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

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They're making a Street Fighter 5? Wow

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SF4 blew and will always blow. SSF4 sucked, so did Arcade Edition Version 2012 and even the Ultra Street Fighter 4 that just came out last week. There's just something very VERY off putting about the physics and mechanic system.


Best and perfect fighting game balance was and will always be Street Fighter 3: Third Strike. Of course I dont play anymore but the timing and awkwardness of SF4 mechanics just turned so many off. Yeah yeah I know it has better graphics and all that pizazz, but let's be honest here, we're ALL waiting for SFV and if it comes out in 2018 well so be it, there's lots of other interesting fighting games to play until then~

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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.

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> well they exist by the name "free to play" whether you like it or not, and their existence is significant

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Just dont do what MS did with Killer Instinct.

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

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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.

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KOF XIII!, but online is poop =(

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Never trust Capcom.

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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*

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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

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

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And the final version to be released somewhere around 2021

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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.

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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.

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Should release a "Press X to win" DLC.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Sounds great. Madcatz will then release a fight stick without a X button but can be purchased with a DLC.

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