During a recent earnings call, Capcom revealed that Street Fighter 5 will be released before the end of their current fiscal year, which wraps March 31, 2016. The news confirms previous reports that the game will arrive early next year.
Last month, while talking with Edge magazine, designer Yoshinori Ono talked about 2008’s SF4 and why version 5 will be even more impressive than its predecessor. “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,” said Ono. “All 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.”
Street Fighter 5 will arrive for PC and PlayStation 4, and reportedly feature cross-platform play. It’ll also sport updated graphics. Capcom expects to sell more than two million copies of the title.