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'The story of Street Fighter 5 is not finished' — Capcom UK community manager addresses fan concern over lack of Season 4 content

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • February 13, 2019 at 9:59 a.m. PST • Comments: 95

Looks like Street Fighter 5 might still have more content on the way.

Things went quiet on the Season 4 front after Capcom unveiled and released the season's first character, Kage, alongside a batch of balance changes for the full roster back in December at the Capcom Cup finals. Since then, there hasn't been any official word on what's to come leaving fans concerned about the future of the game's content.

Those fears grew larger when, a few days after Capcom Cup, the publisher announced that there would be no season pass for Street Fighter 5's Season 4 DLC characters this year. The only statement from Capcom the community has been able to cling to is, "we're doing things differently this year," which doesn't strike people with an optimistic connotation given the circumstances.

As it stands right now, a lot of fans are feeling like there might not be much more coming down the pike for Street Fighter 5, with some thinking that Kage might be the only character we're receiving this season. There hasn't been much word from Capcom to the contrary, but it appears as though we might have a more positive update now.

During the most recent Winner Stays On weekly stream over in the United Kingdom, Capcom UK community manager Matt "The Street Writer" Edwards addressed concerns from fans in the stream's chat who think support for Street Fighter 5 is over.

"All I'm going to say is... the story of Street Fighter 5 is not finished," Edwards said when responding to commentator Logansama who brought up the concerns from the chat.

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Each season of Street Fighter 5 so far has brought with it a roster of six DLC fighters. Every year, Capcom has either shared the amount of characters per season by way of silhouettes or by outright revealing the characters' identities — like they did with Season 3 at Capcom Cup 2017.

This is yet another contributing factor to fan concerns right now, but Edwards' statement is the first reassuring one we've received since the start of this season.

Edwards saying "the story is not finished" is likely to be interpreted in a couple of different ways. Some are saying that the Capcom representative was referring to Street Fighter 5's story mode, which received a free, cinematic installment back in 2016 and has been rumored to see a part two for some time now.

To me, it came as more of a blanket statement of Street Fighter 5 — as in, the life of the game isn't done yet. That implies that there's still more to come, and while more characters this season was always the likely scenario despite the lack of communication, this statement does help quell some of that concern.

It has been just about two months since Street Fighter 5's last DLC character, and we're coming up at about that window where Capcom will likely announce the next fighter.

EVO Japan is taking place this weekend, and the major tournament stage would be an ideal place to make the next big reveal. Though, we did learn earlier that Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono will not be attending the event, which does hurt the chances of an announcement a bit considering he is often at the helm of the reveals at major competitions — but it doesn't rule out an announcement completely.

Thanks to Xykes for sending this in.

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