Yoshinori Ono Says Fighting Games Are Coming To Facebook


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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.