Street Fighter 5 was officially confirmed this morning, with Capcom revealing the title would be available on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC ‘exclusively’.
Missing from the platform roster was Xbox One however, which is sure to disappoint a sizeable chunk of the Street Fighter fanbase.
It’s not yet clear whether the exclusivity is an unerring affair, or whether it could one day be waived in the wake of other platform releases – a bit like Rise of the Tomb Raider.
The game was unveiled via a video that emerged online (it’s now been removed), revealing brief portions of gameplay footage.
There was also a URL on Capcom’s Japanese website leading to a possible future landing page for the game, ending in ‘/SFV’.
The video appears to have been sent live by accident, and was probably intended to appear at the Game Awards in Las Vegas tonight, or the PlayStation Experience on Saturday.
We already had clues to the possible arrival of Street Fighter 5 back in 2011, when ex-Capcom worker Seth Killian said: “If I have anything to say about [Street Fighter 5], and I do, you will not have to wait ten years for Street Fighter 5.”
It was the first entry since 1999 to boast a numbered suffix, and also saw a release on coin-operated arcade machines.
The original Street Fighter was released back in 1987, giving gamers the chance to play as bandana-toting Ryu, or his rival Ken.
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