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Street Fighter 5 to be supported until “2020 or So,” says Capcom

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Capcom plans on supporting Street Fighter V “as far as 2020 or so,” as was stated by the game’s executive producer, Yoshinori Ono.

During an interesting interview with Famitsu (translated by Event Hubs), Ono responded to a question asked about Street Fighter V’s development time going forward by saying,

It’s not just a 1-2 year thing. We’re looking pretty far ahead … We’ve planned out as far as 2020 or so.

Fellow producer Tomoaki Ayano further added:

Street Fighter V is a title we’re adding on to as it goes along, so we’re working on it while planning ahead on the best way to develop it further.

Ono further discussed the possibility of the game’s publisher, Capcom, launching a game that isn’t a Street Fighter fighting game any time before the next instalment in the SF series:

I’d be happy if we could. But first, we’d have to solidify Street Fighter V as an eSports title. I said in the beginning that we’ve seen a higher number of entrants than we had in the Street Fighter IV era, but we’d like to heighten that even further.

The more people participate, the bigger tournaments we can host, and the more people are going to watch them, which is directly connected with our sales, and that’s going to decide the future.

As part of an attempt to make Street Fighter V significantly more tournament friendly, Capcom had recently prohibited the game’s most recent and final stage, Skies of Honor, from usage in the coveted Capcom Cup. Additionally, the publisher is teasing a brand new stage and fighting character, though it’s not been made clear yet if any of these will be used in the upcoming tournament season.

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