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Street Fighter’s Ono doesn’t want to stop the series at four

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Fighting games are once again a popular genre, and you can thank Street Fighter 4 for that. The game resuscitated the genre with a life-saving hadouken back in 2008. So where’s the inevitable sequel? According to overworked Street Fighter big cheese Yoshinoro Ono, he’d love to have another proper Street Fighter game out. But that requires a ton of cash.

Speaking to 4gamer, Ono said that he doesn’t want to “stop” Street Fighter’s “main numbered series at four.”

“Realistically speaking, developing a title for next-gen consoles requires a huge amount of staff members, and a large sum of money,” Ono said. “The issue of money also applies to everyone else, as it’ll be required to invest in a new console, game, and arcade stick.”

Several fighting games these days are also looking at harnessing the free-to-play model for business, sucha s Tekken Revolution, Killer Instinct and Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. That’s a great idea according to Ono. But it needs to be able to make some of that development cash back in the process:

If you look at fighting games as a competitive sport, one might say the more players, the better. Going F2P lowers the hurdle of needing money to start, which I believe is one the ideal parts about it.

On the other hand, knowing whether a company can guarantee [recovering] the development cost is something to which I don’t currently see an answer. So, I’d like to think about it a little more after seeing how well Harada (Tekken series producer) and Hayashi (Dead or Alive series producer) handle it.

For Fighting games, we’re always thinking about finding ‘something’ which can be acquired by paying money. If can find that, I believe things would go smoothly.

As for Street Fighter 4, it’s releasing itself yet again next year as Ultra Street Fighter 4, adding new characters and tweaks to Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition. But don’t expect to see it on PS4, Wii U or Xbox One, as nothing has been announced yet for those consoles.

Last Updated: July 29, 2013


  1. Header, I see what you did there :p


    • Trevor Davies

      July 29, 2013 at 15:34

      Wow that’s a bad pun 🙁


  2. Wtf101

    July 29, 2013 at 15:12

    Want it to work? Bring back a big fat machine in a big fat Greek’s shop. Make it scream “Hadouken!” when you put in your 20c.


    • RinceDAmasterdebata

      July 29, 2013 at 15:14

      The hours I spent doing that. Good times, good times.


    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      July 29, 2013 at 15:42

      Make it run on Chappies. PROFIT!


      • Wtf101

        July 29, 2013 at 16:04

        Oh Em Gee! You know what you reminded me of? Our café had these two big rockets in the store. You put in 2c and turn this handle and out would come two bubble gum balls! Your aim was to “win” one of the toys. My dad won this soccer figurine once. He still has that on his key ring.
        Happy childhood memories…


  3. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    July 29, 2013 at 15:16

    Unrelated but I remember when arcade machines were 50 c


  4. OVG

    July 29, 2013 at 15:23

    4 to the power of 99. That is how manly blasted versions they come up with.


  5. Gavin Mannion

    July 29, 2013 at 15:23

    That header image is freaking me out… demon spawn


  6. Martin du preez

    July 29, 2013 at 15:31

    Still waiting for Superduper Ultra Mega Street Fighter IV Ultimate Edition Reloaded HD.


    • Tbone187

      July 29, 2013 at 16:37



  7. Ace530

    April 20, 2014 at 19:29



  8. Ace530

    April 20, 2014 at 19:30

    The ps4 needs to get the fighting ball rolling by 2015 or something! Make ps4 the evo standard already


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