Yoshinori Ono: The Street Fighter Dev team has been making preparations with US and EU offices on exciting new things for Street Fighter 5

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • May 22, 2019 at 5:37 p.m. PDT | Comments: 126

There's been a disappointing amount of silence on the part of Capcom in regards to Street Fighter 5's future content. Not too long ago, Yoshinori Ono made a very interesting request to the community that asked everyone to "wait a little longer."

"Next time we meet, let's watch Blanka's Pockets with [a] smile," said Ono. Earlier today, Ono made a new comment that will certainly raise the eyebrows of many Street Fighter 5 fans.

"Street Fighter Dev team has been making preparation with US and EU offices on excit[ing] new things for [Street Fighter 5]," said Ono in a Tweet sent out earlier today. "What big event in August can I tell you about it? Until then, look forward to Combo Breaker @ComboBreakerFGC #CB2019 #CPT2019 in this weekend! ;D"

Based on this statement, it sounds as though we may have to wait until August to finally learn about what Capcom has been working on all this time. Does this mean there won't be any Street Fighter 5 reveals at Combo Breaker or E3 2019? That's starting to seem likely, unfortunately.

So what's going on in August? Most notably, EVO 2019 will take place during that month.

Outside of that, there are five online ranking events that probably have nothing to do with the announcement. There is also a premier Capcom Pro Tour event in Ireland called Celtic Throwdown 2019.

As a result, the most likely scenario now is that we'll receive information during EVO 2019. It looks like we'll still require a bit more patience to see what Capcom's UK community manager was so excited for the community to see.

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Contributions to this story were made by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero.

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