Street Fighter V features classic characters and some new ones, all paying homage to the series. The game will be “console exclusive” to the PS4, and also on PC. The nice thing about this, the game will be cross platform PLAY between the two. Yes that’s right, PS4 players can play with the PC players, which is an incredible idea and can lead to some amazing crossovers. It’s a step forward for the industry on the whole, and I can’t wait to see how it’ll come into play.
They noted more news will come later this month.
Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced Street Fighter® V exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and for PC. Through a strategic partnership between Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Capcom, the next game in the legendary series will offer cross-platform play that will unite Street Fighter® fans into a centralized player base for the first time ever. More game details on Street Fighter V, including release timing, will be coming soon.
“Throughout all of our discussions with Sony Computer Entertainment, it is clear that we share a mutual belief that the fighting genre has a huge opportunity for growth,” said Matt Dahlgren, Capcom’s Associate Director of Brand Marketing and eSports. “The announcement today is just the first step, of many, in creating the next generation Street Fighter experience our fans have been asking for.”
“Partnering with Capcom to deliver one of the most popular video game franchises of all time as a console exclusive to our PlayStation family is a huge undertaking and an honor we take incredibly seriously,” said Adam Boyes, VP of Publisher & Developer Relations at Sony Computer Entertainment America. “We can’t wait to show Street Fighter and PlayStation fans what we have in store for them.”
The first gameplay demonstration of Street Fighter V will take place at the Capcom Cup grand finals tournament happening next Saturday, December 13 in San Francisco, CA. Tune in to the live broadcast at twitch.tv/capcomfighters to catch the first look, along with all of the tournament action.
Also announced today, Sony Computer Entertainment America will be bringing Ultra Street Fighter® IV to the PS4™, solidifying this historic partnership and demonstrating both companies commitment to providing a variety of true benefits to fighting game fans worldwide.