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Yoshinori Ono discusses new possibilities in Street Fighter 4

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • July 29, 2008 at 5:15 p.m. PDT • Comments: 0
Yoshinori Ono discusses new possibilities in Street Fighter 4 Siliconera has yet another interview with Yoshinori Ono discussing SF4.


This piece is actually pretty good, as they cover some subjects no one has directly asked Capcom about.

Ono goes on to mention that it's possible for SF4 to hit the Wii if there's enough demand for it. I recommend reading through this whole thing, it's good.

Here's a cut.
Do you plan on selling additional characters as downloadable content?

We want to avoid doing that. The reason is pretty simple. It’s like someone playing chess, but selling them the bishop separately. So you would have one guy would be without a bishop and one guy would have one. For the sake of the balance of the game we would like everyone on the disc. That being said, we are thinking of doing something as downloadable content. Maybe some things distributed for free. Maybe some things for sale, but they won’t be characters.

For the PC version of Street Fighter IV will you be able to play against Xbox 360 owners? Or will Street Fighter IV only have PC vs. PC and Xbox 360 vs. Xbox 360 play?

We haven’t decided on that yet. It’s certainly something we’re thinking about. A lot of it is going to come down to how LIVE on PC works. They recently announced gold membership for LIVE on PC will be free whereas on Xbox it still costs money. We want to avoid any perception of being unfair and giving PC users preferential treatment or anything like that. This is something we’re thinking about, but not something I can answer right now. It really hasn’t been decided.

Right now we know Street Fighter IV will come out on three home platforms, but have you thought about the Wii at all?

The more people that ask about it, the more likely we are to move in that direction. The very existence of Street Fighter IV was based on people asking about it for so long. If we get a lot of requests it will be something we will think about. It might be difficult to reproduce the graphics exactly as they are, but the gameplay should be completely intact. It’s something we can think about.
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