Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono has said that the developer opted to make Street Fighter V for the PlayStation 4 and PC because it “really wanted to unify the community.” Speaking to GamesRadar through a translator, Ono revealed that running tournaments with previous titles was quite challenging and that he wanted the game to be played in one place.
We wanted to really unify the community. In previous titles we’d say ‘we’re having a tournament’ and it’s like ‘which version? Is it PC, Xbox, PlayStation? Which joystick should I bring? Which framerate should I practice in?’ It was all over the place. We wanted to have it be one place to play Street Fighter.”
Explaining why the console of choice was PlayStation 4, Ono said that Sony was able to provide Capcom with the technological support and advice that it needed to make things work.
Ultimately, the support we were able to get – not just in terms of community building support, but also technological support and advice – Sony was able to provide to us. It’s really helped us achieve that goal. It’s all on one place and it’s one community and everyone can play together.
Street Fighter V is scheduled for release on February 16, 2016.