Street Fighter 5 will run on Unreal Engine 4 – Capcom press release reveals a partnership with Epic Games

Posted by Ryan 'Tryken' Tullis • December 18, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. PST

Capcom announced today in a press release that it has partnered with Epic Games to develop Street Fighter V on Unreal Engine 4. This is a major change from Street Fighter 4's engine, which was designed from the ground up by Dimps.

Does the announcement sound familiar? That's because Tekken 7 will also be running on the same engine.

Read below to find out the reason behind the new partnership between Epic Games and Capcom.
“Our goal with the next generation of Street Fighter is to take our beloved fighting game franchise and bring it to our fans in the best way possible,” said Bochan Kim, Producer, Capcom. “In order to fully deliver on that promise, we know we have to incorporate the latest and greatest technology available, which is why we partnered with Epic Games to power Street Fighter V using Unreal Engine 4.”

Taka Kawasaki, Territory Manager of Epic Games Japan, also explained his reasons for teaming up with Capcom. “I have been a very loyal fan of this historic franchise since the debut of the first Street Fighter in 1987. This opportunity to help the development team using Unreal Engine 4 for the new title is a great honor for Epic, and I couldn’t be more proud. We know that the expectation level of fans is extremely high, so the support staff of both Epic Japan and Epic HQ have been providing dedicated support to help the team realize the very best performance from Unreal Engine 4 and deliver the highest quality experience to players.”

What do you think about the change? Do you believe it will improve and speed up development time on the newest iteration of the beloved franchise? Sound off in the comments below.
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