Yoshinori Ono: Street Fighter V to Be “Something That Nobody is Expecting”

While it’s no secret that PlayStation 4-exclusive Street Fighter V’s development is well underway, it might be different from what we’re expecting — at least according to franchise Producer, Yoshinori Ono.

In an interview, Ono states that they are developing Street Fighter V to be something it has “never been before as well.”

We’ve been working on Street Fighter 4 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…ll this means that, with Street Fighter 5, 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. It’s going to be a title that caters to fans, of course, but one that also invites completely new players onto the scene. Street Fighter 4 was about reviving a passion. Street Fighter 5 is about growing that passion.

In other SFV news, Capcom has given it a tentative release date of “spring 2016,” while those who pre-order the game can expect access to the PS4 beta.

What are you expecting from Street Fighter V? Do you think it will be a huge jump compared to SFIV and its many iterations?

[Source: EDGE]