UPDATE: Sony and Capcom officially unveiled Street Fighter V at the PlayStation Experience, re-affirming it as a PlayStation 4 and PC exclusive that will only be available for these platforms. Barring them changing their minds in the future, Street Fighter V will not come to Xbox One at all, at any point, though this doesn’t rule out the series’ expected re-releases. Not only that, but the PlayStation 4 and PC versions of the game will support cross-platform play, allowing players to play against online opponents on the opposite platform. Finally, Ultra Street Fighter IV, the most recent re-release of the series’ previous iteration, will be re-released in next-gen form exclusively for PlayStation 4, again skipping the Xbox One entirely. A release date for Ultra Street Fighter IV on PlayStation 4 has not yet been set.
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Street Fighter lead producer, Yoshinori Ono is among many guests attending Sony’s PlayStation Experience event in Las Vegas this weekend. Looks like we now know why. A big announcement from Ono at the event has been leaked early, specifically, the bombshell announcement of Street Fighter V!
A trailer for the game that appears to have been meant for PlayStation Experience made its way onto YouTube, courtesy of Capcom themselves, with some fans lucky enough to see it early. Looks like somebody made a boo-boo. Capcom has since made the video private for now though, and has issued copyright claims against any YouTube users that tried to capture it and upload it to their own channels. If you haven’t watched the video yet, you’ll now have to wait until Sony’s event to do so.
Tekken creator, Katsuhiro Harada, a rival to Capcom’s Street Fighter developers, poked a bit of fun at the mishap on his Twitter feed, simply typing, “Oops” after the leak. Harada will also be in attendance at PlayStation Experience with Bandai Namco, likely to show off another hot upcoming fighting game sequel, Tekken 7, which was announced this year at the EVO 2014 fighting game tournament.
We can’t discuss much of the teaser (though we did get some screen grabs going around), but what we can remark upon is something that Capcom has come clean about– Street Fighter V has only been announced for PlayStation 4 and PC. There doesn’t appear to be an Xbox One version in development, despite the series being available on Xbox platforms for many, many years now. It’s unconfirmed whether this is temporary or permanent, but it would seem that Sony may at least have timed exclusive rights over Street Fighter V on consoles, similar to Microsoft tentatively snatching another prize sequel for themselves, Rise of the Tomb Raider, as revealed at E3 2014 this year. Microsoft is also the exclusive host of another well-received Capcom sequel, Dead Rising 3, which has not been made available on PlayStation 4 at this point, and is only available for Xbox One and PC.
We’ll be learning more about Street Fighter V at PlayStation Experience very soon, but for now, it looks like fighting game fans got to open one of their presents early! Street Fighter V is real. Stay tuned to Eggplante for more news and all pertinent updates from PlayStation Experience this weekend, and for news on any further developments with Street Fighter V, along with the rest of the Street Fighter series.