Street Fighter 6 Release Date: The next iteration of the Street Fighter series is nearly here, with a strong emphasis on single-player components to accommodate players of varying skill levels. While most experts were pleased with Street Fighter 5’s versus mode, casual gamers found they had little to do outside of that mode.
For this reason, Capcom has taken its time with Street Fighter 6, making sure to avoid any pitfalls it encountered with its predecessors. It has a new single-player story mode where you can play as your own custom fighter and explore Metro City. During the second quarter of 2022, Street Fighter 6 will be made available to the public.
Street Fighter 6 Release Date
It has been announced that Street Fighter 6 will be released on PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 on June 2, 2023. The date will be announced at The Game Awards 2022.
Date of the Beta Version of Street Fighter 6
The first beta test for Street Fighter 6 ran from October 7th to 10th. After Ken’s addition, the cast numbered only eight members. Capcom has announced that another beta test will run from December 16 to December 19.
The second beta’s most notable change is a setting that allows players with 120Hz displays to reduce input delay; Capcom says this should also benefit those with 60Hz displays. Nothing has changed in terms of the layout of the stage or the personnel choices.
Street Fighter 6 Crossplay
The upcoming Street Fighter 6 will support multiplayer between consoles and computers. If the online matchmaking is anything like it was in Street Fighter 5, players will be able to turn off cross-play if it slows down the network.
The Global Tour Edition of Street Fighter 6
At the start of June, a trailer for Street Fighter 6 was released, showcasing various locations within Metro City, such as Abigail’s Scrap Yard, the city’s subway system, and a crowded local gym full of fighters. In World Tour mode, players are free to explore Metro City as if it were an open world.
Your journey at Buckler Security begins with you and your coach, Luke, signing up for the company’s beginner training program. The trailer’s prominent hooded character can be customized by players with a variety of outfits sourced from the Battle Hub, as seen in the following sentence.
When the first trailer’s world tour section concludes, the camera shifts to the more familiar battle viewpoint, suggesting that the protagonist has gotten into a fight with an unknown bystander. Because they lack any of the standard character flourishes, the stranger also seems to be a custom creation. Capcom has stated that the World Tour mode will not conform to any specific genre, which could mean that we will see side-scrolling beat ’em-up action for the first time in the Street Fighter series.
The official Capcom Twitter account has also confirmed that Street Fighter 6 follows on from Street Fighter 3: Third Strike, making it the first game in the series to advance the story in over 20 years.
Center of Gravity for Street Fighter 6
In Street Fighter 6, the Battle Hub serves as the primary hub for player interaction and coordination. This area was glimpsed briefly in the reveal trailer, suggesting that Capcom is hinting at some unexpected additions to the game. The Body Shop, which appears to be an in-game store where players can buy clothes for their characters, was also briefly shown to us.
The Battle Hub is accessible on foot, and it appears that there are stairs leading up to the “Game Center,” where all of the arcade machines are located. Even more exciting is the availability of Street Fighter Alpha 2 and Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo arcade cabinets. It’s not clear how many different Capcom games will be playable, but it doesn’t appear that these arcade games are limited to just Street Fighter games. It seems like you can play Final Fight at the Game Center, which is also set in Metro City.
The ‘Event Counter‘ is a special section set aside for tournaments. If you look closely, you can make out a tournament bracket featuring both new and returning Street Fighter characters within the Event Counter logo. Learn which playable characters in Street Fighter 6 have been confirmed by visiting our character roster guide.
New-fangled Street Fighter 6 Control Scheme
The Modern Control Type is a first for the mainline series, and it simplifies the gameplay of Street Fighter by eliminating the need to memorize combos and special moves. The modern control scheme reduces the number of buttons needed to perform a special move to a single one.
All four of Ryu’s special moves, for instance, can be executed with just one button press and some directional input. If you want to use Super Arts, you’ll need to do the same thing, except this time you’ll need to press two buttons at once. Four different assisted combos can be performed by holding a modifier and tapping a button.
It’s important to note that this control system isn’t without its flaws. Using the modern control type limits a character’s abilities; how this system interacts with charge characters is currently unknown. It’s highly unlikely that a player using this novel control scheme would be able to compete with professionals using standard controls.