Capcom won't make the same mistake again.
During a recent Eventhubs interview with Capcom's Matt Dahlgren, we learn we'll only need one disc for Street Fighter V . As Dahlgren explains:
"We have paid attention to the way that we've managed things with Street Fighter IV, and we will be mixing things up this time around. This is the only disc you're ever going to need to own to get all of the content in the game, but we'll be revealing details of how our post-launch content happens at a later date, but it will be good news."
It's likely that Capcom will offer extra content, such as new characters and costumes, as premium DLC. But at least players won't have to purchase another disc to get that content. Dahlgren was asked about the original roster size for SFV and while he wouldn't give us a number, he did say the roster will grow over time:
"We're not revealing the total roster count just yet. What we can say is that we're putting a strong focus on making sure that every character put into the game is very unique and has their own individuality. We want to start off with a core roster which will be inviting to new players. When you start off with a gigantic roster right off the bat, it can be pretty daunting for new players to figure out where to start."
Yeah, we don't need another Street Fighter IV fiasco. Let's just hope SFV is worth all the hype because it's a PlayStation 4 exclusive (even if it's also coming to PC), and Sony could use a top-tier exclusive. Look for it in March 2016.
Related Game(s): Street Fighter V