Yoshinori Ono Says Fighting Games Are Coming To Facebook

By Ishaan . April 11, 2011 . 10:34am

CVG recently interviewed Street Fighter IV producer, Yoshinori Ono, on the subject of Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, as well as a few other topics related to fighting games. During the course of the interview, the subject of fighting games on Facebook was brought up.


Ono’s interviewer commented that, so far, there haven’t really been any fighting games on Facebook, to which Ono replied: “(Laughs) I can’t say much but I will say there will be. I can’t say why — but I do think there will be.”


Ono believes that fighting games and social networking already have a few features in common, such as the communication aspects of Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition and the Replay Channels on the console versions of the game, which allow you to connect to other players’ data.


“I think the framework of social networking and fighting games, or the amalgamation of fighting games, have already started,” Ono said, “so when I say something will happen I’m just just going to add a little bit more on top of the framework we have now and once that is done I think we will get there.”


Fighting games on Facebook aren’t really inconceivable. Plenty of PC gamers already play fighting games using the keyboard, and browser-based games have come a long way over the years.

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  • PrinceHeir

    what kind juri icon on the battle screen is that? sooo awesome O_O

    i don’t think it’s the same with the console version(though i haven’t bought any costumes or the 3DS version)

    i think that fighting games, in time will grow as big as Starcraft. i mean if you look at the scene in korea, soo much hype and the players are treated like Superstars.

    as for a facebook game, ehh maybe a flash game.

    • xflame10

      looks like somebody has a thing for juri 0_O

  • *click*

    *Invite more friends to level up!*

    *please pay $0.99 to unlock a new move*


    • *serious face* Well it wouldn’t be like thatm since what Ono has said would be different to the thousands of online games on FB already. We’ve seen actuall MMO’s starting to appear on FB (GodsWar being the first one and RUnes of Magic I beleive being the next one) and fighting games would be fun. Something done in the graphical style of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 would be ace. Though I could see having to pay for additional characters and other features lol.

      As long as it has Joypad support at the end of the day…

  • Can’t say why? I can.


  • Facebook, huh?
    I’d rather play my games on a console.

  • Guest

    My jump spinning foot’s on your facebook

  • ForeverFidelis

    I mean, you can already connect to Facebook from a (or an I can’t decide which) Xbox 360

    Shouldn’t really be too hard to implement a Facebook connect option on a game that can already connect online.

  • KyoyaHibari

    wow…just wow I’m speechless, this is just…weird sticking with my PS3 version

  • God…playing a fighting game with a keyboard seems inconceivable to me. It’d be like cutting steak with a spoon.

    • It’s not that bad, actually :D My days with King of Fighters did pretty well with a keyboard. Perfect for normal quarter-circle characters, not quite for charge and grappler characters.

  • isn’t there like a sf2 on facebook?

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