Street Fighter V has come a long way since its hampered launch back in 2016.
The fifth official entry in the mainline Street Fighter franchise came out of the gate and fell on its face due to a lack of single-player content, a much simpler approach to gameplay in comparison to Street Fighter IV, a small roster when compared to other fighting games at the time, and mediocre online experience. After five seasons of additional characters and constant updates, Street Fighter V has turned things around for the better. The roster is massive, the presence of a second V-Skill & V-Trigger has allowed for more player creativity when it comes to combos, and a wealth of new modes have expanded the overall experience for everyone. While the online connectivity issues are still a sore spot for many, it’s not as bad as it was during the game’s launch.
The Summer Update for SFV revealed that the game’s final character will be released this November and give players a hint at what’s to come from the sixth mainline Street Fighter game. Luke’s exciting gameplay and unknown origins have everyone going crazy over what’s coming next from the world’s most popular fighting game franchise. Capcom, I hope you’re reading this. Because here are some mandatory elements that need to be included in the next Street Fighter on day one.