Street Fighter IV producer says series "ends" with SSFIV

Good news for SFIV fans, you won’t have to buy another version of the game. In an interview with Famitsu (via CVG), series producer Yoshinori Ono commented on whether or not we can expect to see further SFIV revisions:

Above: Remember kids, No means No!

"For me, the IV series ends with Super SFIV," he said. "We want both Super SFIVs to be played for a long time, so we'll listen to feedback after the arcade version is released to determine if players want the home version updated."

The arcade version of SSFIV has only recently arrived in Japan, and sports some gameplay tweaks in its eternal struggle for perfect gameplay balance. Ono’s comment bodes well for a potential home version patch in the future, though we’ll have to leave the validity of the Arcade version's gameplay tweaks to the pros at Shoryuken and Event Hubs. (Give Vega better wake up options!)
While Ono’s comments are aimed at the home versions, he may be forgetting that SFIV is coming to the 3DS in the near future. While it’s unlikely the 3DS version will feature any major changes, it will be interesting to see how they rebalance the game for a portable system, perhaps something like the iPhone version?

SSFIV came under some criticism for being a retail release when many argued the game could easily be patched to the current version via DLC. Either way, we liked SSFIV just fine, and we’re glad to see Capcom still trying to get the game as balanced as possible.

July 7, 2010




  • nuno004 - July 7, 2010 7:54 p.m.

    *sigh* dodged a bullet there, i thought it would of been like streetfighter II
  • ihopethisisnotantistasblood - July 7, 2010 7:59 p.m.

    can someone advice me.. i have sfIV and i like it a lot but i'm not very good at it. Should i spend the $40 in SSFIV or should i just keep playing IV
  • lovinmyps3 - July 7, 2010 8:24 p.m.

    When I first read the title I thought you were talking about the whole Street Fighter series, not just IV. I would have had a heart attack!
  • WillisTron - July 7, 2010 8:53 p.m.

    @ ihopethisisnotantistasblood You should sell your copy of SFIV and buy a nice pair of sandals
  • Hexar - July 7, 2010 10:37 p.m.

    I'll believe this when I see it. They will realize the profits they earned on such games as Lost Planet 2 or what I'm sure will be met with tepid reservation by many fans on Bionic Commando 2 and they'll return to milk their cash cow.
  • WaffleLeech - July 8, 2010 1:42 a.m.

    Whoah. I was scared for a minute, I read the title as SSIV IS THE END OF THE STREETFIGHTER SERIES. Though, I didn't really have a problem with the upgrade, 8 new fighters is pretty substantial.
  • Clovin64 - July 8, 2010 1:45 a.m.

    I've yet to play a Street Fighter game, so its comforting to see that I've got plenty of time to get accuainted with SFIV without a new cash cow update coming out each year. Playing SF would still be a betrayal to Soul calibur though (my fave fighting game seies). Oh well.
  • StickyLungs - July 8, 2010 3:01 a.m.

    ...i like street fighter...
  • Samael - July 8, 2010 4:17 a.m.

    Yeah...the title's kind of misleading. I'm not a SF fan, but when I saw that title I was like WHAT?
  • ihopethisisnotantistasblood - July 8, 2010 12:29 p.m.

    @WillisTron i sold it but i could only afford one sandal with what i got for the game
  • mjemirzian - July 8, 2010 5:08 p.m.

    >we’ll have to leave the validity of the Arcade version's gameplay tweaks to the pros at Shoryuken and Event Hubs. Jee, if only games journalists did the same thing with turn based strategy games instead of assuming they're god and nobody could possibly be more skilled than them.

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