I know that people have been crazy over the last few weeks about zeroing in on Street Fighter X Tekken’s gem system with a microscope and a dirty scalpel, but here’s a little bit of fresh air. Gamasutra posted this interview with Ono-san about melding the dichotomy of play styles between Street Fighter and Tekken into a pragmatic whole. I know, I know… you’ve heard it before, right? Well, this is pretty well written, and Ono has a few interesting points.
“Not that I know if this is going to happen, but assuming there’s a Street Fighter V or VI in the future, what you see here is not necessarily what you’ll see in those hypothetical games. V will probably return to the feel cultivated in III and IV, more of a return to the Street Fighter-y origins. So I don’t think this is where all of Capcom is necessarily going in the future.”
Ono also makes a few comments regarding player freedom given in fighting games, and makes a reference or two to the twins in AE. Head over to Gamasutra to read the rest.