In past entries of the Street Fighter series, gamers had to buy more then one disc to get additional characters. It seems that with Street Fighter 5, things will be changing.
In an interview with Eventhubs, Capcom’s Matt Dahlgren spoke about how post-launch content for Street Fighter 5 will be delivered. He states: “We have paid attention to the way that we’ve managed things with Street Fighter IV, and we will be mixing things up this time around.”
“This is the only disc you’re ever going to need to own to get all of the content in the game, but we’ll be revealing details of how our post-launch content happens at a later date, but it will be good news.”
Dahlgren was also asked about Street Fighter 5’s roster at launch when the game releases early next year. He states: “We’re not revealing the total roster count just yet. What we can say is that we’re putting a strong focus on making sure that every character put into the game is very unique and has their own individuality. We want to start off with a core roster which will be inviting to new players. When you start off with a gigantic roster right off the bat, it can be pretty daunting for new players to figure out where to start.”
Dahlgren also mentioned that Capcom plans on supporting Street Fighter 5 for a long time, and that the game’s roster will include fighters new to the series.
“This is a franchise we expect to support for many years to come, but we will start with a very strong core roster. If you looked at how we handled Street Fighter IV, it was the dominant fighting game of that generation of consoles, we’re expecting the same from Street Fighter V, so we are thinking long term.”
Street Fighter 5 will release in 2016. The game will release on PC and PlayStation 4.