Street Fighter 5’s executive producer Yoshinori Ono has stated that Capcom are planning to support Street Fighter 5 as far as 2020, maybe even longer.
Yoshinori Ono was interviewed by Famitsu (the interview has been translated by Events Hub). Famitsu asked Ono “how far does your current road map for Street Fighter 5 development go?” Ono’s replied by saying: “It’s not just a 1-2 year thing. We’re looking pretty far ahead … We’ve planned out as far as 2020 or so.”
Yoshinori Ono then went on to talk about Capcom releasing a new non street fighter game before the next SF title was released:
“I’d be happy if we could. But first, we’d have to solidify Street Fighter V as an eSports title. I said in the beginning that we’ve seen a higher number of entrants than we had in the Street Fighter IV era, but we’d like to heighten that even further.”
“The more people participate, the bigger tournaments we can host, and the more people are going to watch them, which is directly connected with our sales, and that’s going to decide the future.”
So it looks likely that at least Yoshinori Ono will be supporting Street Fighter 5 for a fair few years yet. The next character to be coming to Street Fighter 5 will be Akuma, who will be making his appearance at the PlayStation experience next month.