Capcom Was Reportedly Planning on Releasing Six Seasons of Street Fighter V

In its long existence, Street Fighter has been one of those franchises that has changed a lot. The original premise of the game, which was previously popular in arcades around the world, has been carried over into new forms. In 2016, Capcom released Street Fighter V for the PlayStation 4 and PC.

However, SFV director, Takayuki Nakayama, in a recent interview revealed that Street Fighter V was planned to have a total of six seasons, but due to undisclosed circumstances, the game only received five. In addition, he led the charge only when the development of the game was well underway. He said:

There were a lot of things that they wanted to get done around the launch of the game, but they weren’t able to succeed in delivering all the elements and the features that they originally wanted,”

Capcom announced a final season for Street Fighter 5 with five new characters due to the positive response to Champion Edition. Nakayama says that the whole team’s structure and ways of communicating changed for Season 5. At that time, they realized that direct communication with their player base was very important.

Starting with Season 5, we changed the structure of the team. And we learned that we wanted to take on a more direct communication style with the audience and players of the game. We received a lot of positive feedback about that. We realized that is very important for our audience.”

The turnaround of the fifth game led to Takayuki Nakayama and producer Shuhei Matsumoto being put in charge of the next mainline game in the series. Having that many seasons’ worth of content would have been great, but the developers opted for a wider audience and went with the Champions Edition instead.

It will now be interesting to see how Street Fighter 6 turns out, as fans surely have high hopes from the game. Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments and whether or not you think Capcom made the right decision.

 

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