Street Fighter V may have grown into one of the most complete fighters available today, but fans will undoubtedly be looking towards a sixth installment. After all, the game did launch in early 2016, and while seasonal content has added plenty of characters, it's time for something new. A recent leak has shed plenty of light on a new title in the franchise, so here's everything you need to know about Street Fighter 6.
14 January 2022 -
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According to the leaks, the game is codenamed CAPCOM 6 - which makes sense. It's also suggested that the game has been in testing, although as yet we're unlikely to hear anything for a while. Many had expected the game to launch in 2021 after it was confirmed that the Capcom Cup 2020 champion wouldn't automatically qualify for the 2021 competition. This was shot down somewhat by prolific Capcom leaker Dusk Golem (see below).
Later tweets suggested that Capcom's corporate officer, Midori Yuasa, is now leading the project, taking over from producer Yoshinori Ono. IGN has verified the leaks, with a schedule showing that Street Fighter 6 is expected in Q3 of 2022, with a Super Street Fighter 6 version following in Q4 2023. Finally, it looks like an Ultra Street Fighter 6 version is expected in Q4 2024. IGN does note that while sources confirmed the game is in development, this timeline could be out of date.
A new email surfaced in the big Capcom leak suggests that not only is the game allegedly coming to PC and PS5, but also Xbox Series S and Series X, too. Other platforms listed are PS4 and Xbox One, suggesting a cross-generation release.
Street Fighter 5 was previously not available on Xbox consoles, but with Microsoft's growing user base it stands to reason that Capcom's next title in the series is a multi-platform release. Only time will tell.
Street Fighter 6 Characters
Street Fighter 5 launched with 16 characters, but following five different seasons of content, actually reached more than 40.
Whether all of those characters would make the jump to Street Fighter 6 is anyone's guess, but it's fair to assume that usual suspects like Ryu, Chun-Li, Dhalsim, Ken and M. Bison will make the jump.
There's also Luke, Street Fighter V's final DLC character for Season 5 that releases on November 29th. Notably, Capcom called him "a glimpse into the future" and during the Fall Update video below, Capcom advised, "we'll be back with more news about the future of Street Fighter". Hopefully, we'll hear more soon.
Story Updated on January 14 by James Wright.