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'PlayStation 4 will be the only console Street Fighter 5 ever appears on, it's built from the ground up for PS4' notable quotes from Sony presser

Posted by Jon 'Catalyst' Grey • December 6, 2014 at 8:26 p.m. PST • Comments: 253

If you didn't catch the PlayStation Experience live stream today, you missed some notable quotes from both Sony and Capcom, which we wanted to recap here.

The most remarkable thing for many came from Adam Boyes, VP, Publisher & Developer Relations of Sony Computer Entertainment.

"PlayStation 4 will be the only console Street Fighter 5 ever appears on," said Boyes.

This was quite a shocker, as many people, ourselves included, had assumed this would be a timed exclusive, but as it turns out, this game will never see the light of day on another console — not even Sony's PlayStation 3.

PS4 console sales are currently pegged at 13.5 million units worldwide. Street Fighter 4 sold roughly 8 million copies across various platforms, but it's hard to envision the latest entry generating the same numbers being limited to just one console platform, even though Sony's next-generation hardware sales continue to impress.

It was stated that the next entry in the Street Fighter series is being specifically tailored to Sony's next generation hardware.

"Street Fighter 5 will be built from the ground up for PlayStation," added Boyes. "We partnered with Capcom on the development of Street Fighter 5, we're working together to make Street Fighter the ideal game for console."
Yoshinori Ono, the executive producer of Street Fighter at Capcom, added a few statements as well.

"When we first began working on what's next for the vision of the Street Fighter franchise, we reached out to PlayStation," Ono said through a translator.

"It was clear to match the passion of Street Fighter fans around the world, we needed the combined strength of both Capcom and PlayStation," said Ono.

Yoshinori also noted that they will have many new details to share at the Capcom Cup next weekend.

Adam Boyes added that Sony's third party production team will be handling the Ultra Street Fighter 4 port to the PlayStation 4, as some had assumed Capcom would do it internally.

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