Ono promises a new tournament mode for Street Fighter 5 and sheds light on the game's future, Harada talks cultural representation in fighters

EventHubs Podcast episode 76

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • November 6, 2019 at 7:50 p.m. PST | Comments: 38

We had en entire podcast planned, researched, and ready to go for this week, but then Eurogamer came out with an incredibly compelling interview with Capcom's Yoshinori Ono and audibles were called.

Street Fighter 5's Producer gave us a relatively surprising amount of information when he revealed that the major change en route to Street Fighter 5 is an all new Tournament Mode capable of including hundreds of players at one time.

There was actually quite a bit more beyond this upcoming mode, however, as Ono also shared a few details about the current status of SF5 as well as Capcom's plans for the game going into 2020.

While more answers are sure to come in the near future, Catalyst and I have quite a bit to unpack with what has been said thus far.

We also address Bandai Namco General Manager, Katsuhiro Harada's, recent tweets about cultural representation in fighting games. This has been something many franchises have not been particularly sensitive to in the past, and fans do want to know how developers will be tackling this sensitive subject in the future.

All that plus Catalyst has some words of encouragement for those who play lower tier characters, and some examples to back it up.


00:30 - New tournament mode coming for Street Fighter 5
15:27 - Ono pours water on the idea that we'll be getting a Super or Ultra update, don't expect much in the first half of 2020
26:59 - Ono on the current status of SF5
36:18 - Sounds like Street Fighter 6 is relatively far off... until then? Balance patches!
41:38 - Ono on netcode for future titles
45:38 - Harada talks cultural representation in fighting games
54:48 - Hope for the low tier heroes out there

Editor's note: We've noticed the timestamps appear to change depending on the medium you're using to listen. The ones above may place you a few seconds before when each respective topic actually comes up.

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