Street Fighter V is being developed in Unreal Engine 4, Capcom announced today.
In a press release, producer Bochan Kim stated that the company wanted to take the next installment in the fighting franchise to new heights and bringing in Epic Games – with its Unreal Engine 4 – was the logical step.
“This opportunity to help the development team using Unreal Engine 4 for the new title is a great honor for Epic, and I couldn’t be more proud,” said Taka Kawasaki, territory manager of Epic Games Japan. He also mentioned that both Epic Games Japan and North Carolina are working together to help Capcom get the most out of the engine.
The last entry in the franchise, Street Fighter IV, was developed by Capcom and Dimps in a custom engine. Street Fighter V is the second major Japanese fighting title to shift to Unreal Engine 4 this year. In July, Namco Bandai revealed that Tekken 7 would be powered by the same engine as well.
Street Fighter V was announced during PlayStation Experience earlier this month. The game is in development exclusively for the PS4 and PC, and will support cross-platform play – a big plus point for players on both sides.
Sony has categorically stated that Street Fighter V won’t appear on any other console.
The game is expected to release in fall of 2015. Now we wait for the branded arcade fighting sticks to be announced by major peripheral manufacturers like Mad Catz and Razer.
Correction: A previous iteration of the post suggested that Epic Games was developing Street Fighter V. That has been corrected and Capcom is only collaborating with Epic Games to make the most out of Unreal Engine 4. The game, at its core, is being developed by Capcom.