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'I don't have Street Fighter 6...' — producer Yoshinori Ono says Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition is currently Capcom's main focus

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • July 25, 2019 at 7:54 a.m. PDT • Comments: 165

As we draw closer to EVO 2019 and potentially the next Street Fighter-related reveal from Capcom, fans continue to speculate on what we might be seeing next for the series. Because of the seven months of silence on the major Street Fighter 5 announcement front, the thought that the game may be nearing the end of its support cycle has been a prominent one — which, of course, has people thinking that Street Fighter 6 might already be in development and on the way.

Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono sent out a tweet last night saying that Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition is the primary focus right now.

"I don't have SF6..." Ono wrote on Twitter. "Who ever said so? Our mind is only in one place, #SFVAE work! ;D"

Fans have their eyes on EVO weekend for the next big Street Fighter 5 reveal. Though Ono never explicitly said that the August announcement would be taking place at the major fighting game event, it is very likely that we'll be seeing something shown there as Capcom has used the EVO main stage in the past for big showcases.

At this point in time, guesses for what Capcom might be revealing for Street Fighter 5 next month are all over the map. Some people think we'll see one or two new characters at most, while others are expecting a full-blown five to round out Season 4 (since Kage was the first of the season).

There have also been rumors in the past about a potential "Super" Street Fighter 5 update that could add new mechanics, characters, and content. As always, though, rumors should be taken with a grain of salt.

As far as which character(s) are likeliest to join the fight, returning warriors such as Street Fighter 2 alum E. Honda and the Alpha series' Rose are big contenders right now.

Rose has heavy ties to Street Fighter 5 Season 2 newcomer Menat, acting as her fortune telling teacher. E. Honda, on the other (hundred) hand, is the only character from the original Street Fighter 2 cast who isn't in Street Fighter 5, and Ono himself tossed out a cryptic hint earlier this year that might be pointing to the inclusion of the powerful sumo wrestler.

EVO 2019 is taking place next weekend, on August 2nd - 4th, in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you're looking forward to the next Street Fighter 5 reveal, that's the first place you'll want to keep your eye on.

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