Street Fighter VI in training?
Capcom teased news for its flagship fighting franchise, Street Fighter. During yesterday’s live stream for Street Fighter V‘s final DLC character, Luke, the development team noted that it will have information on the series’ future in 2022.
“For us, Street Fighter V has been a project with peaks and valleys, but thanks to our fans, we’ve been able to accomplish what we aimed for,” said series director Takayuki Nakayama. “We, the development team, will use this experience as a springboard to move on to the next project!”
While there has been no official word as of yet, it seems more than snug that Nakayama is referring to the follow-up to 2016’s Street Fighter V, which is presumed to be Street Fighter VI. It is an open secret that a sequel was possibly expected to have already been announced by now, but that the ongoing success of SFV — as well as the sudden departure of series producer Yoshinori Ono — led to Capcom launching a fifth and final season of DLC content. Newcomer Luke will round out season five and is believed — along with Rose, Dan, Oro, and Akira — to be among the characters originally intended to be part of the next game’s launch roster.
Whenever Capcom chooses to lift the lid on Street Fighter‘s future, I’m here for it. Street Fighter V had more than its fair share of losses and controversies, but with new blood at the helm, and new-gen technology at hand, I’m excited to see what the future holds for this legendary fighting franchise. All I ask is that Capcom learns from the mistakes of SFV’s early years — particularly from a content and cash register standpoint — and commits to improving upon them.
Street Fighter V is available now on PS4 and PC. Luke will join the roster as the final DLC character on November 30.