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Ono: Street Fighter V Support Planned to at Least 2020, Akuma Not Officially Confirmed

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Street Fighter V producer Yoshinori Ono and fellow Capcom producer Tomoaki Ayano recently did an interview with Famitsu (via Event Hubs) in which they talked up the current state of the game, new content, and of course – its future in terms of continued support from Capcom.

In the interview, Ono and Ayano explicitly promised continued support to the game for the coming years. “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,” Ono said.

“Street Fighter 5 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,” Ayano continued.

When pressed over whether or not Capcom will put out non-Street Fighter games during this time, Ono said that he would “be happy if we could,” however a point was made that Capcom wants to “solidify Street Fighter 5 as an eSports title.”

Finally, Ono talked up the recent teaser for the game that showed off series villain Akuma, saying “Nobody said that Akuma’s in the game (laughs).”

When pressed further, Ono noted that Capcom “never said that a new character is coming at all. We just said that people would be able to experience what we showed in that video, that’s all (laughs).”

Naturally this got Famitsu speculating what this could mean for the PlayStation Experience 2016 reveal, to which Ono said “It’s going to be something that betrays everyone’s expectations, in a good way, I think.”

What could Capcom be preparing to reveal for Street Fighter VSound off in the comments below with your expectations!

Brandon Orselli

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