After it was revealed at PlayStation Experience that Street Fighter V is a PlayStation 4 and PC title, complete with cross-platform play, Capcom and Epic Games have announced that the game is being built on Unreal Engine 4.
Capcom Producer Bochan Kim talked about utilizing the engine:
Our goal with the next generation of Street Fighter is to take our beloved fighting game franchise and bring it to our fans in the best way possible. In order to fully deliver on that promise, we know we have to incorporate the latest and greatest technology available, which is why we partnered with Epic Games to power Street Fighter V using Unreal Engine 4.
Epic Games Japan Territory Manager Taka Kawasaki added:
I have been a very loyal fan of this historic franchise since the debut of the first Street Fighter in 1987. This opportunity to help the development team using Unreal Engine 4 for the new title is a great honor for Epic, and I couldn’t be more proud. We know that the expectation level of fans is extremely high, so the support staff of both Epic Japan and Epic HQ have been providing dedicated support to help the team realize the very best performance from Unreal Engine 4 and deliver the highest quality experience to players.
It could be some time before we actually get to play Street Fighter V, with the game reportedly only 20% complete.