'Street Fighter 5' Latest News & Update: Capcom Gears to Invade eSports, Will Support SFV Until 2020

By Regin Olimberio , Updated Nov 25, 2016 05:53 PM EST
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"Street Fighter 5" players will surely enjoy long-term support as Capcom promises updates that will span until year 2020 following the game's launch in February this year. It appears that major game developers are all gearing toward free DLC, extended shelf life and so on.

Executive producer Yoshinori Ono made this "Street Fighter 5" statement during an interview with Japanese website Famitsu. He said that Capcom is not just a hit and run developer but plans for added value to gamers' investment in titles. This move makes sense because Capcom was rumored to be eyeing "Street Fighter 5" as potential entrant to eSports industry.

While international exposure to competitions looked lucrative, "Street Fighter 5" has to solidify first as worthy successor to iconic "SF IV." Further, eSports works well if a title has huge number of followers. This scenario could quantify for bigger events similar to annual "Defense of the Ancients" and "League of Legends."

Come to think of it, "Street Fighter 5" can be an interesting addition to eSports teeming with strategy and shooter games. The industry is blossoming each day to the point that major television networks in the US are covering each event. Further, tens of thousands are in attendance hailing from all corners of the globe is an opportunity for "Street Fighter 5," GameRant said.

Now here is a catch to Capcom's plan, gamers who are simply waiting for DLCs might be alienated. The more competitive "Street Fighter 5" is going to be, the harder it is for basic gamers to immerse. In fact, Capcom already blocked Skies of Honor stage to make "Street Fighter 5" more suited for eSports tournament setting. At any rate, revenue from eSports can be utilized for other key Capcom titles like the upcoming "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard" so it is going to be a tough choice.

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