While we know that the recent announcement behind Street Fighter IV Ultra and the roll out of five new playable characters was welcome news, it seems that a new entry into the series is still a long way out. Speaking to producer Tomoaki Ayano, he revealed that creating a Street Fighter V is not happening anytime soon.

"Game development is a long and arduous process," he told VG247. "If you look at the history of the series, it took six years to go from Street Fighter II to Street Fighter III, and nine years to go from Street Fighter III to Street Fighter IV. Purely based on that it would probably take us until the year 2018 before Street Fighter V comes out. So I hope everyone will play Ultra Street Fighter IV for a long time."

We get it. Shit's expensive. How about some new characters, real new characters. What do you think? Get at us and let us know what you're thinking.

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