Although the Switch has received a number of ports for older Street Fighter games, the more recent entries in the franchise are noticeably absent from the hybrid console’s library.
Given that the aforementioned Street Fighter ports were a rousing success on Switch, one wonders whether the developers have any plans for bringing more Street Fighter games to the console. Particularly the latest game in the series, which is currently still a PS4 and PC exclusive.
In an interview with USGamer, Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono discussed his thoughts on the Switch and whether there is a future for more Street Fighter on the platform. According to Ono, the team is quite open to bringing more Street Fighter to Switch provided an “opportunity” arises.
Both Ryu and Ken are in Smash Bros., and old fighting classics have made their way to the Nintendo Switch. How do you feel about the platform, for Street Fighter and for fighting games in general?
Since the Switch came out, we’ve released Ultra Street Fighter II and Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for that platform. From a business standpoint, these two titles were a success. We are seeing many competitive titles, including Smash Bros., doing well on Switch and players are enjoying those types of experiences on that platform. If there is another opportunity that makes sense for us, we would consider the Switch again. Regarding Street Fighter 5, it is currently exclusive to PS4 and PC. However, as mentioned above, we do see Switch as an important platform for all types of games.
What do you think? Would you like to see more Street Fighter on Switch? Let us know in the comments.