#1 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4154 posts) -

Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono has spoken out to say that Street Fighter V is not in development due to budgetary issues.

A fan asked Ono on Twitter if he was secretly working on Street Fighter V for next-generation consoles, to which the designer replied, "I don't have R&D budget and staff."

He further explained that his team is now focused entirely on Ultra Street Fighter IV, which was announced at EVO this weekend.

Ono also confirmed that Ultra Street Fighter IV is in development only for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. No plans are in place right now to bring the update to next-generation consoles (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U), he said.

GameSpot: Ono says no budget for Street Fighter V

I.. I don't even know, what they're doing then. How the hell is Ultra not going to next-gen, then? And then, what the hell is "Hyper Street-Fighter IV," then?.

Tekken X Street Fighter, and Tekken 7 are gonna come out soon enough. So, if there is no next-gen Street Fighter, then.. Like, well just what? How is Capcom gonna compete against Killer Instinct???

#2 Edited by falserelic (5326 posts) -

Well that's going to piss people off..

#4 Posted by Barrabas (325 posts) -

If Ultra did go to next gen, wouldn't everyone just complain that it looked like a previous gen game? Because that's what it is. An update to IV.

Also I wouldn't bet on Tekken X Street Fighter coming out anytime soon. The bad press on SFxT kind of killed it for a while I think.

#5 Posted by BaconGames (3292 posts) -

It would be one thing if this update was targeted towards everybody but I don't think anyone but people who already give a shit about AE are going to care. Ultra being on platforms widely available at tournaments anyway is probably for the better.

Also this quote is, like most other headlines, disingenuous or misleading. This isn't saying there won't ever be a Street Fighter V but the way Ono's team is setup at the moment, SFV doesn't exist at the moment. The answer is to the question of whether he's "secretly" working on SFV which I highly doubt he'd leak right now after announcing Ultra at EVO.

Seems like a temporary non-issue to me. Unless SFIV somehow looks bad on consoles now and could do with a hardware update, I think it's all fine.

#6 Edited by Veiasma (194 posts) -

That's disappointing its not already in development.

Looks like we'll all have to wait until next-gen install bases improve before Capcom will pay for SFV.

#7 Edited by MooseyMcMan (10471 posts) -

The answer is to play Divekick instead. Dave Lang hasn't ruled out next gen versions of Divekick!

#8 Posted by Flappy (2127 posts) -

Eh...There's no reason to panic. IIRC, SFIV came out two years after the initial launch of the PS3/360. All signs are points to something similar with the PS4/XBone.

P.S: People should let the games grow a bit before they start clamoring for another one. I mean, do we really need another fighting game when there's already a boatload out there on the market?

#9 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10471 posts) -

The answer is to play Divekick instead. Dave Lang hasn't ruled out next gen versions of Divekick!

#10 Posted by Superkenon (1388 posts) -

You don't put your shaky niche genre on unreleased, unproven consoles. You put it where you know it's going to be bought.

I imagine there will be be a Street Fighter V, but now's definitely not the time.

#11 Posted by Flappy (2127 posts) -

Eh...There's no reason to panic. IIRC, SFIV came out two years after the initial launch of the PS3/360. All signs are points to something similar with the PS4/XBone.

P.S: People should let the games grow a bit before they start clamoring for another one. I mean, do we really need another fighting game when there's already a boatload out there on the market?

#12 Posted by JJOR64 (18907 posts) -

That Hyper SF4 image is fake. Also, Capcom doesn't need to compete with KI because the competitive scene for KI will never get as big as SF4, ever.

#13 Posted by JJOR64 (18907 posts) -

That Hyper SF4 image is fake. Also, Capcom doesn't need to compete with KI because the competitive scene for KI will never get as big as SF4, ever.

#14 Posted by Pr1mus (3808 posts) -

Tekken X Street Fighter is probably never happening at this point. They said in 2012 the game was only 10% done and earlier this year that they were considering their options or something like that. These options are probably between cancelling it or pushing it to next gen if we're lucky.

Also i don't think Capcom is even remotely concerned with Killer Instinct.

#15 Posted by JJOR64 (18907 posts) -

That Hyper SF4 image is fake. Also, Capcom doesn't need to compete with KI because the competitive scene for KI will never get as big as SF4, ever.

#16 Posted by PollySMPS (220 posts) -

Hyper is the F2P, buy one character at a time version.

BOLD PREDICTIONS!

#17 Posted by StarvingGamer (7995 posts) -

Because Ono is going to tell people what he's secretly working on if they just ask him.

#18 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19308 posts) -

"How is Capcom going to compete with Killer Instinct???"

HAHAHAHAHAHA

#19 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (4330 posts) -

This is dumb

#20 Posted by CollegeGuyMike (388 posts) -

@mooseymcman said:

The answer is to play Divekick instead. Dave Lang hasn't ruled out next gen versions of Divekick!

If fact he basically said there will probably be a version of Divekick on PS4!

#21 Posted by CollegeGuyMike (388 posts) -

@mooseymcman said:

The answer is to play Divekick instead. Dave Lang hasn't ruled out next gen versions of Divekick!

If fact he basically said there will probably be a version of Divekick on PS4!

#22 Posted by MHumphreys89 (710 posts) -

Considering there's no backwards-compatibility with the current-gen on these new systems i'd want a Hyper SFIV on the PS4/XOne purely for convenience sake, I don't want to keep my old consoles connected.

#23 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

He always says stuff like that.

#24 Posted by ddensel (371 posts) -

I would imagine USFIV will eventually be ported to next gen consoles, Capcom loves it's ports.

I totally believe that there is no SFV in development and Ono simply doesn't have the budget. Development costs were already prohibitive, and costs will continue to grow

Did we see any technically impressive next gen Japanese titles at e3 this year other than Metal Gear? Japanese studios already lagged behind their western counterparts this gen (other than MGSIV and Gran Turismo) and I wonder if Japanese studios will be able to compete technically this gen either.

#25 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11474 posts) -

@blu3v3nom07 said:

How is Capcom gonna compete against Killer Instinct???

Easily: By not making Killer Instinct.

#26 Posted by Hailinel (23885 posts) -

@blu3v3nom07: Killer Instinct? Really? No one is going to give that game two shits in the competitive scene.

#27 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10471 posts) -

@mooseymcman said:

The answer is to play Divekick instead. Dave Lang hasn't ruled out next gen versions of Divekick!

If fact he basically said there will probably be a version of Divekick on PS4!

And I will buy that version IN ADDITION to the PS3 one this August!

#28 Posted by Video_Game_King (35995 posts) -

Tekken X Street Fighter, and Tekken 7 are gonna come out soon enough.

Suuuuuure it is.

#29 Posted by ez123 (1945 posts) -

I don't think Killer Instinct has a real shot against SF but it might gain some traction by default. It's going to be one of the only next-gen fighting games for a while.

#30 Posted by CollegeGuyMike (388 posts) -

If those matches at EVO were any indicators of the current state-of-things with KI then I rrreeeallllyyyyyy don't think Capcom will have much to worry about.

#31 Edited by Demoskinos (14562 posts) -

@pr1mus: Capcom has nothing to do with that. That is NamcoBandai's baby. And its been heavily rumored that Tekken Revolution is a prototype for the combat engine for TxSF.

#32 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4283 posts) -

Something something something Darkstalkers something so- awwww fuck it. I don't even care anymore. Just give me Ultra and my Elena and let me have this modicum of joy in my life.

#33 Edited by Reisz (1461 posts) -

Glad to hear it, this might sound crazy but I don't think the world is ready for Street Fighter V. Plus it would just draw all sorts of dumb comparisons to the anime series.

#34 Posted by jimmyfenix (3829 posts) -

where is deep down ono!

#35 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6386 posts) -

I don't know, then.

#36 Posted by RecSpec (3763 posts) -

where is deep down ono!

That's where the budget went.