No, Street Fighter 5 will not be pay-to-win: Yoshinori Ono responds to reports

By Brenna Hillier
11 June 2014 23:17 GMT

Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono has taken to twitter to refute reports that Street Fighter 5 will include some sort of pay-to-win option.


Ono, who is well known for his willingness to reach out directly to Street Fighter fans, replied to the reports rapidly.

The rumour arose out of a Japanese-language report translated by EventHubs.

According to the site, Capcom president and COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto told press at E3 that the publisher wants the next Street Fighter to be more accessible.

“We’d like to steer away from making the next game such that skilled players will win, but unskilled players will lose almost instantaneously,” the executive is reported to have said.

He apparently went on to discuss some kind of pay-for-advantage system. As this has now been shot down, we can only assume it was a miscommunication.

A few other of Tsujimoto’s reported comments sound pretty legit, though; he apparently mentioned a built-in spectator mode to allow beginners to check out how high level players compete.

The original Japanese report puts Street Fighter 5 down for PS4 and Xbox One release, but not for a few years yet. It’s not clear if this information comes from Capcom or is speculation.

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