Street Fighter 6 was built for esports with next-gen haduken tech

Capcom announces Street Fighter 6, a new sequel built in the RE Engine with rollback netcode tweaked for competitive esports.

Published Mon, Feb 21 2022 12:02 PM CST   |   Updated Thu, Mar 17 2022 9:49 PM CDT

Capcom has built Street Fighter 6 specifically for competitive esports gaming.

Street Fighter 6 was announced at the Capcom Cup 2021 with tons of fanfare. The new fighter is built on the higher-end RE Engine, and the in-engine teaser clip shows some serious next-gen effects including higher-end reflections (Ryu's feet are particularly shiny this time around), ultra high-def textures, and superb lighting on two character models, Ryu and Luke.

Capcom has confirmed Street Fighter 6 was made to tap Japan's growing esports market, which remains one of Capcom's core focuses.

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"Capcom is developing the title with the aim of elevating the fighting game genre to a new level in the world of esports while also utilizing its cutting-edge development technology to produce an enthralling game experience," the company said in a press release.

Given those effects, Street Fighter 6 should be coming to next-gen consoles and Capcom will announce news sometime in Summer 2022.

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