Considering the straightforward nature of fighting games, it's a challenge to keep reinventing yourself and wowing the crowd.
But veteran Street Fighter designer Yoshinori Ono believes he's going to produce something special with the upcoming Street Fighter V .
In speaking to Edge magazine (as cited by GamesRadar ), Ono says the latest entry "encompasses all that Street Fighter has become" and will give gamers "something that nobody is expecting:"
"We've been working on Street Fighter IV for the past seven years now. There's been a lot of rebalancing and so on, but the game is still going strong, even today. All this means that, with Street Fighter V, we have a fantastic opportunity to create something with a larger scope, a game that encompasses all that Street Fighter has become in the last few years, but which also expands on that to become something it has never been before as well.
So now we want to create something that nobody is expecting."
Ono added that SFIV "was about reviving a passion" and that he wishes to build off that success. Also, while there's no doubt that SFV will indeed cater to die-hard franchise followers, Ono hopes the game will entice new players. That's going to be key, of course; if you want future success, you require new customers.
Street Fighter V should be set to go in about a year; it currently has a Spring 2016 release window. Capcom is also planning a large and comprehensive beta.
Related Game(s): Street Fighter V