Street Fighter V is going to be more than just another installment in the iconic fighting franchise. According to Capcom, the well met Street Fighter IV was about reviving a passion. With Street Fighter V, it’s “about growing that passion.”
Speaking with Edge, series producer Yoshinori Ono said that the team has an opportunity to create something with a larger scope. Capcom wants the new game to expand on everything it has done in the past and to do push something completely different and new, which would surprise the community.
“So now we want to create something that nobody is expecting. It’s going to be a title that caters to fans, of course, but one that also invites completely new players onto the scene.”
On the topic of feedback and how Capcom reacts to it, he said that “it’s not always the loudest voices that you need to listen to.” It’s about finding the key people that may not be that prominent but offer critical viewers that can be beneficial for the developer. I figure Ono to be referring to the professional players here and not those who simply get their opinions voted to the front page of Reddit or a public forum.
Street Fighter V is confirmed for a release in the west in spring of 2016. The game is in development exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and PC, and will feature cross-play in between. This means that regardless of which platform you buy the game on, you’ll be able to play online against the community on the other side. This is the amazing feature which every fighting game needs to come out with from now on.