PS4-exclusive Street Fighter 5 has a 5-year plan, says Yoshinori Ono

Street Fighter V‘s Yoshinori Ono has said that he has a five-year plan in place for the hotly anticipated fighting game sequel.

Speaking during an interview with Eurogamer, Ono-san, who has been the public face of the Street Fighter franchise for many years now, said that Capcom is keen to keep supporting the next chapter in the venerable fighting series for half a decade, which would bring the game to the same roster as its predecessor, Street Fighter IV.

A lot of it will depend on once the game’s out in the wild, and if the model we make comes to fruition and I can be proven right about it being the right choice,” Ono replied.

Simple maths suggests it’d take five years to get to the roster of Street Fighter 4, and we want to keep the game going for that amount of time. We want to support it as long as we can, we honestly will have to see – we don’t know anymore than anyone else does how it’s going to turn out next February, once we do this completely new way of doing things.”

Street Fighter V is coming to PlayStation 4 and PC, and will remain a console exclusive to Sony’s platform indefinitely. In fact, Ono-san has already addressed Xbox One fans eager to get their hands on the game, suggesting the only way to do so is to start saving those pennies for a PS4. Capcom is known for elongating the lifespan of its Street Fighter titles, with Street Fighter IV receiving no less than four different versions on home consoles: the base game released in early 2008, Super Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, and Ultra Street Fighter IV. The latter was also released for PS4.

Street Fighter V will be released on PS4 and PC on February 16, 2016. Watch the latest character trailer for the game to see how it’s shaping up.