Capcom producer Tomoaki Ayano has said that it may be quite a while before Street Fighter V is released.
Speaking to VG247, Ayano also assured fans that new characters in upcoming title Ultra Street Fighter IV wouldn’t be ripped from Street Fighter x Tekken.
“Game development is a long and arduous process,” he said. “If you look at the history of the series, it took six years to go from Street Fighter II to Street Fighter III, and nine years to go from Street Fighter III to Street Fighter IV.”
Speaking about new Ultra characters Elena, Rolento, Hugo, and Poison he said: “If we [copied and pasted them from SF x Tekken], they would undoubtedly be the strongest characters in the game. The reason for this is down to the difference in gameplay systems, most notably Boost Combos.
“Boost Combos formed the basis of the battle system in Street Fighter X Tekken and do not exist in Street Fighter IV,” he continued. “Besides adjusting the characters for a game engine without Boost Combos, each will need to have many moves added as well, such as Ultra Combos and Super Combos.A simple rip wouldn’t allow us to make the necessary changes, so a lot of work is going on behind the scenes.”