Street Fighter V announcement earlier this month caught everyone by surprise, but it will be quite a while before you will be able to get your hands on the game.
In an interview with Famitsu, Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono has stated that the upcoming entry in the series is about “20% complete” at the moment with a lot of work still needs to be done.
It’s not that much of a surprise considering Capcom got done with Ultra Street Fighter IV just a few months back. Also, the footage that we saw seemed to be in early stages as well.
If the work on Street Fighter V is just 20% done at the moment, then we can safely assume that it will not reach the completion stage before 2016.
Since the announcement, Capcom has been sharing some tidbits on the game on a regular basis. Just yesterday, we came to know that the game will not be a free-to-play title, instead it will be a packaged game.
We also came to know that the fan favorite character from Street Fighter Alpha, Charlie Nash will be making a comeback.
Street Fighter V is only releasing on PlayStation 4 and PC, and Adam Boyes has confirmed that it will feature cross-play between the platforms.
Landing one of the biggest fighting franchises on PS4 will definitely help Sony in increasing the sales of their new gen machine.
However, Phil Spencer doesn’t seem to worry about this exclusivity deal, as he stated that he would rather invest in Microsoft’s own IP Killer Instinct.