Capcom will announce the future of Street Fighter in 2022. The Japanese company, in the voice of Takayuki Nakayama and Shuhei Matsumoto, director of the series and producer, respectively, have confirmed on the occasion of the autumn update of Street Fighter V that this fifth episode is nearing its end, which inevitably suggests a possible Street Fighter VI.
The story of Street Fighter V it is one of redemption. The title, published in February 2016 – almost six years ago – began far from satisfying the demands of those millions of players dazzled by an already historic Street Fighter IV, which laid the foundations for the fighting games modern online. Not in vain, the title already exceeds 6 million copies and has corrected many of the initially reported problems; among them, the content.
Luke will be instrumental in the future of Street Fighter
“For us, Street Fighter V has been a project with highs and lows, but thanks to our fans we have been able to achieve what we set out to do”Nakayama acknowledges. “We, the development team, will use this experience as a stepping stone to the next project!” He asserts, again, referring to the next iteration of the series. It will not be until 2022 when that project is announced.
Matsumoto expands on the assumption that Street Fighter V’s content coverage has come to an end, but qualifies it more as “see you soon” than just “goodbye.”
“Although this is the end of this Street Fighter V digital exhibition series, this is more of ‘see you soon’ than ‘goodbye.’ “We look forward to offering you more information next year.”, They end in the statement, published in the early hours of this Wednesday.
Not surprisingly, the character of Luke will be very important for the future of the series. It has not transpired in what way; but presumably it will be a fundamental pillar at the plot level in the work.
Meanwhile, Resident Evil 8 Village is a commercial success with more than 5 million units sold since its premiere; While Monster Hunter Rise, the other title published by the Japanese firm this 2021, reached 7.5 million units sold weeks ago. Capcom is experiencing one of its best moments on a commercial level.
Source | Gematsu